The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 24/02/2000
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141182551
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 112 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 8 mm

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“Powerful”

I remember reading this and being absolutely entranced by it. Set in Salem in the late 1600s we are instantly transported to an atmosphere of hysteria. A play of witch hunts, we are given insight on how the momentum... More

Paperback edition
12th April 2011
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“Interesting plot”

This is really good book that gives a really good insight into the history of Salem and the people who lived there. The interesting plot helps to convey what Salem was like and gives the book an interesting twist.... More

Hardback edition
19th December 2013
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“Amazing book”

This was a really good book. It was easy to read and the plot has a great twist. The film is just as good.

Hardback edition
4th April 2011
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