THE CRUCIBLE: A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS
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9780141182551
ISBN
978-0-14-118255-1
Éditeur
Penguin
Date de publication
Collection
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Nombre de pages
126
Dimensions
19 x 12 x 1 cm
Poids
108 g
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The Crucible: A Play In Four Acts

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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.

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