THE CRUCIBLE: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
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. Th...Show more...
- ISBN: 9780141182551
- Author: Arthur Miller
- Publisher: Penguin
- Product Type: Novel
- Format: Paperback
- Edition: Modern Classics
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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.
'One of a handful of great plays that will both survive the twentieth century and bear witness to it.'
John Peter, Sunday Times
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