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The Crucible - (Penguin Plays) by Arthur Miller (Paperback)

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  • A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community The place is Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, an enclave of rigid piety huddled on the edge of a wilderness.
  • 7.96" x 4.98" Paperback
  • 160 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Classics
  • Series Name: Penguin Plays

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"Earlier version copyright under title Those familiar spirits"-- T.p. verso.



Book Synopsis



A haunting examination of groupthink and mass hysteria in a rural community

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 witch-hunting, 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



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Winner of the National Book Award Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters



About the Author



Arthur Miller was born in New York City in 1915 and studied at the University of Michigan. His plays include All My Sons (1947), Death of a Salesman (1949), The Crucible (1953), A View from the Bridge and A Memory of Two Mondays (1955), After the Fall (1963), Incident at Vichy (1964), The Price (1968), The Creation of the World and Other Business (1972) and The American Clock. He has also written two novels, Focus (1945), and The Misfits, which was filmed in 1960, and the text for In Russia (1969), Chinese Encounters (1979), and In the Country (1977), three books of photographs by his wife, Inge Morath. More recent works include a memoir, Timebends (1987), and the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1993), which won the Olivier Award for Best Play of the London Season, and Mr. Peter's Connections (1998). His latest book is On Politics and the Art of Acting. Miller was granted with the 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize.
Dimensions (Overall): 7.96 Inches (H) x 4.98 Inches (W) x .3 Inches (D)
Weight: .26 Pounds
Number of Pages: 160
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Classics
Series Title: Penguin Plays
Publisher: Penguin Books
Format: Paperback
Author: Arthur Miller
Language: English
Street Date: October 28, 1976
TCIN: 11485976
UPC: 9780140481389
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-9453
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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