The Crucible (Penguin Plays)

By: Miller, Arthur

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The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness. Its inhabitants believe unquestioningly in their own sanctity. But in Arthur Miller's edgy masterpiece, that very belief will have poisonous consequences when a vengeful teenager accuses a rival of witchcraft--and then when those accusations multiply to consume the entire village.

First produced in 1953, at a time when America was convulsed by a new epidemic of witchhunting, The Crucible brilliantly explores the threshold between individual guilt and mass hysteria, personal spite and collective evil. It is a play that is not only relentlessly suspenseful and vastly moving but that compels readers to fathom their hearts and consciences in ways that only the greatest theater ever can.

"A drama of emotional power and impact" --New York Post

Title: The Crucible (Penguin Plays)

Author Name: Miller, Arthur

Categories: American,

Publisher: Penguin Books:

ISBN Number: 0140481389

ISBN Number 13: 9780140481389

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Fair

Seller ID: Z0140481389Z4

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