The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts (Penguin Modern Classics)
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):0.3 x 5.1 x 7.8
- Publication Date:February 24, 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 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.
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