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Crucible, the (1953) [Play]
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"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history," Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama is a searing portrait of a community engulfed by hysteria. In the rigid theocracy of Salem, rumors that women are practicing witchcraft galvanize the town's most basic fears and suspicions; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence.

Original title: The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts
Original languages: English


Genre: Drama and PlaysTragedy
Drama and PlaysHistorical


Edition #1: The Crucible

The Crucible (1953)
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Language: English

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The Crucible (October 1995)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140189643
Dimensions: 5.1 x 7.6 x 0.5 in
Pages: 143
Notes: Introduction by Christopher Bigsby

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The Crucible (October 28, 1976)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Harmondsworth, Middlesex
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140481389
Dimensions: 5 x 7.6 x 0.4 in
Pages: 152

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