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The crucible : a play in four acts, Arthur Miller

Label
The crucible : a play in four acts
Title
The crucible
Title remainder
a play in four acts
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1915-2005
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Miller, Arthur
Dewey number
  • 812.52
  • 812.5'2
  • 812 MILLER
  • 812.52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3525.I5156
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Penguin classics
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  • Witchcraft
  • Literature
  • Plays, playscripts
  • Literary studies: plays & playwrights
Summary expansion
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
Label
The crucible : a play in four acts, Arthur Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Viking, 1953; London: Cresset, 1956
Control code
BDZ0001771824
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
126 p.
Isbn
9780141182551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
The crucible : a play in four acts, Arthur Miller
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Viking, 1953; London: Cresset, 1956
Control code
BDZ0001771824
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
126 p.
Isbn
9780141182551
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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