the crucible a play of four acts

The Crucible : A Play in Four Acts

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Author Arthur Miller
Product details
Format Paperback | 144 pages
Publication date 24 Feb 2000
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd




SKU: 9780141182551 Category: Tags: ,

Description

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 rumor, The Crucible is also a powerful indictment of McCarthyism and the ‘frontier mentality’ of Cold War America.

Additional information

Weight 115 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 8 mm

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