The Crucible

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.

Genre
Fiction
Topics
fiction, script
Publisher
Penguin
Author
Arthur Miller
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0140480781 (find on Amazon)

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