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  • Published: 6 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141904191
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128
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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 McCarthyism which gripped America 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.

  • Published: 6 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141904191
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128
Categories:

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Arthur Miller

American dramatist Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915. In 1938 Miller won awards for his comedy The Grass Still Grows. His major achievement was Death of a Salesman, which won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for drama and the 1949 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award. The Crucible was aimed at the widespread congressional investigation of subversive activities in the US; the drama won the 1953 Tony Award. Miller's autobiography, Timebends: A Life was published in 1987.

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