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The Crucible : A Play in Four Acts

Arthur Miller's classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parallel between the Salem witch-hunt of 1692 – 'one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history' – and the American anti-communist purges led by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s. The story of how the small community of Salem is stirred into madness by superstition, paranoia and malice, culminating in a violent climax, is a savage attack on the evils of mindless persecution and the terrifying power of false accusations.A depiction of innocent men and women destroyed by malicious rumour, The Crucible is also a powerful indictment of McCarthyism and the 'frontier mentality' of Cold

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Product details

Format

Paperback
| 144 pages

Dimensions

128
x 192
x 10mm

| 100g

Publication date
24 Feb 2000

Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Imprint
PENGUIN CLASSICS

Publication City/Country

London, United Kingdom

Language

English

Edition statement
Repr.

ISBN10
0141182555

ISBN13
9780141182551

Bestsellers rank

316

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