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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics) By Arthur Miller

The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics)
by Arthur Miller

Shows how the small city 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. This is a depiction of innocent men and women destroyed by malicious rumour, and more.

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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts Summary


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 War America.

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GOR001249978
The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics)
Arthur Miller
Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2000-02-24
144
0141182555
9780141182551
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.