The Crucible

Author: Arthur Miller, Publisher: Penguin

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 McCarthyism which gripped America 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.

'One of a handful of great plays that will both survive the twentieth century and bear witness to it.' John Peter, Sunday Times

Prescribed Text for HSC 2009-2012-Area of Study:Belonging

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ISBN 9780141182551
Subject English
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