The Crucible by Arthur Miller [1974 PAPERBACK]

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The Crucible by Arthur Miller


15th printing in excellent condition.  Book is like new and unread.  Cover has a few spots but is otherwise pristine w/ some tanning to pages from age. 

Arthur Miller's classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in 17th century Salem 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. The ruthlessness of the prosecutors and the eagerness of neighbor to testify against neighbor brilliantly illuminate the destructive power of socially-sanctioned violence. Written in 1952, The Crucible famously mirrors the anti-communist hysteria that held the United States in its grip. - Bookshop Apocalypse