The Crucible

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Arthur Miller’s classic parable of mass hysteria draws a chilling parable between the Salem witch hunt of 1692 and the McCarthyism which gripped America in the 1950s.

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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.

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Weight 112 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.8 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

126

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

812.52 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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