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The Crucible

Number of page: 160
Author: Arthur Miller
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101665008
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Category: Drama

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 .

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  • Mike GillisMike Gillis
    The Crucible
  • pennsyladypennsylady
    LibraryThing Review recorded in 1972 directed by John Berry full cast recording the highs and lows of speech make this difficult to hear without continual adjustment but note the recording date Unfortunately it bothered me and I probably missed some important conversation. 3.5* ..recorded as 3.0r
  • Stephanie Garces- Iero WayStephanie Garces- Iero Way
    Review: The Crucible The Crucible was an amazing play. I loved how little rumors grew into big altercations. I love and hate how difference can cause such a big drama. i dislike how the women were such huge instigators. Overall, great book i recommend to many people 🙂
  • TAKOZZTAKOZZ
    LibraryThing Review this book is cool because it talks about witchcraft and all the puritans and the native americans, and it also said how the people suffer and were hang out because they were accused to be a witchcraft.
  • {H=(a)+H=R}-{Sun}-{MaY}{H=(a)+H=R}-{Sun}-{MaY}
    Review: The Crucible I liked the whole..girl falls in love with the older guy thing. Kind of sucks the way it ended but it reminded m eof another story I enjoy.
  • NateJordonNateJordon
    LibraryThing Review Wow . . . I haven’t read this since high school. I forgot how powerful this play is – deserves six stars, at least.
  • MColv9890MColv9890
    LibraryThing Review A seminal piece of critical American Literature, this short play encapsulates the McCarthy era by enhancing the tragic story of a witch hunt in Salem in colonial times. The concepts of a shared lie and mass conformity are discussed in critical detail.
  • ღAlisღAlis
    Review: The Crucible I really really liked this one! Movie was amazing too!
  • Tyler_RussellTyler_Russell
    LibraryThing Review A somewhat strange story about a group of girls who go crazy about witchcraft in their comunity. everyone believes that the accusations are correct and there for many people are put to death because of it.
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