The Crucible

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Author : Arthur Miller
  • ISBN : 9780141182551
  • MBE Code : 175
  • Number Of Pages : 144
  • Book Cover : Paperback

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Arthur Miller has created a classic storyline of a building hysteria, which extracts a frightening parallel between the Salem Witch-Hunt of 1692 and the American anti-communist purges, which were led by Senator McCarthy in the 1950s.

Described to be “One of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history.”

The Crucible reflects on the story of how the small community of Salem is awoken into insanity by superstition, paranoia and revenge, which is cumulated into a violent climax and a savage attack on the evils of the mindless persecution and the terrifying power that is false accusations.

This is a depiction of innocent men and women who were destroyed by malicious rumours…