The Crucible : A Play in Four Acts
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Author Arthur Miller
Format Paperback | 144 pages
Publication date 24 Feb 2000
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
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.
|Dimensions||198 × 129 × 8 mm|