The Crucible

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101042465

Category: Drama

Page: 176

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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. 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

The Crucible

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: 9780791047750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 205

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A collection of critical essays on Miller's play

CliffsNotes on Miller's The Crucible

Author: Denis M. Calandra,Jennifer L. Scheidt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544180925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 84

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into critical elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Crucible takes you into Arthur Miller's play about good and evil, self-identity and morality. Following the atmosphere and action of the Salem witch trials of the 1600s, this study guide looks into Puritan culture with critical commentaries about each act and scene. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Life and background of the author Introduction to the play Character web and in-depth analyses of the major roles Summaries and glossaries related to each act Essays that explore the author's narrative technique and the play's historical setting A review section that tests your knowledge and suggests essay topics and practice projects A Resource Center for checking out details on books, publications, and Internet resources Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Crucible

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781586633691

Category: Study Aids

Page: 64

View: 8748

A New York Times Bestseller An Oprah's Book Club Selection A Nobel Prize-winning AuthorIn the sixty years since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has become one of the great modern classics. In it, Pearl Buck portrays a China when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-lan illuminates the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during this century.

Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Author: William Bly

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780812034080

Category: American literature

Page: 106

View: 6172

A guide to reading "The Crucible" with a critical and appreciative mind. Includes background on the author's life and times, sample tests, term paper suggestions, and a reading list.

The Crucible


Author: Coles Publishing Company. Editorial Board

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780774030212

Category: Miller, Arthur, 1915 - - Criticism and interpretation

Page: 106

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The Crucible

Author: Arthur Miller

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435232818

Category: Historical drama, American

Page: 160

View: 5734

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. Many have large casts and a mixure of boy and girl parts. The Crucible is a study of the events which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, and a parable for 1950s McCarthyism in the USA.

The Crucible

Author: SparkNotes LLC.,Arthur Miller

Publisher: SparkNotes

ISBN: 9781411469501

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 74

View: 746

The enduring classic drama of the Salem witch trials was inspired by the political witch-hunting activities of Senator Joseph McCarthy in the '50s. Though set in the 17th century, The Crucible presents issues still gnawing at modern society.

Philip Allan Literature Guide (for GCSE): The Crucible

Author: Shaun McCarthy,Jeanette Weatherall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444153722

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

View: 2207

For study or revision, these guides are the perfect accompaniment to the set text, providing invaluable background and exam advice. Philip Allan Literature Guides (for GCSE) offer succinct and accessible coverage of all key aspects of the set text and are designed to challenge and develop your knowledge, encouraging you to reach your full potential. Each full colour guide: - Gives you the confidence that you know your set text inside out, with insightful coverage for you to develop your understanding of context, characters, quotations, themes and style - Ensures you are fully prepared for your exams: each guide shows you how your set text will be measured against assessment objectives of the main specification - Develops the skills you need to do well in your exams, with tasks and practice questions in the guide, and lots more completely free online, including podcasts, glossaries, sample essays and revision advice at


Author: SparkNotes Editors,SparkNotes

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781586639600

Category: Study Aids

Page: 440

View: 768

Year of Wonders

A Novel of the Plague

Author: Geraldine Brooks

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101079195

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7027

An unforgettable tale of a brave young woman during the plague in 17th century England from the author The Secret Chord and of March, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. When an infected bolt of cloth carries plague from London to an isolated village, a housemaid named Anna Frith emerges as an unlikely heroine and healer. Through Anna's eyes we follow the story of the fateful year of 1666, as she and her fellow villagers confront the spread of disease and superstition. As death reaches into every household and villagers turn from prayers to murderous witch-hunting, Anna must find the strength to confront the disintegration of her community and the lure of illicit love. As she struggles to survive and grow, a year of catastrophe becomes instead annus mirabilis, a "year of wonders." Inspired by the true story of Eyam, a village in the rugged hill country of England, Year of Wonders is a richly detailed evocation of a singular moment in history. Written with stunning emotional intelligence and introducing "an inspiring heroine" (The Wall Street Journal), Brooks blends love and learning, loss and renewal into a spellbinding and unforgettable read.

The Witches

Salem, 1692

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316200611

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 673

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.

Beyond the Burning Time

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590473323

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 6161

When, in the winter of 1691, accusations of witchcraft surface in her small New England village, twelve-year-old Mary Chase fights to save her mother from execution.

The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald,Gary Arpin

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: 9780030234576

Category: American literature

Page: 34

View: 1458

Higher English: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

Author: Colin Eckford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1510413790

Category: Study Aids

Page: 224

View: 7570

Practise for your SQA exams with three specially-commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers. - Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners - Get extra advice with specially-written study-skills guidance sections - Gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips

The Crucible

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604138157

Category: Salem (Mass.)

Page: 232

View: 5511

Discusses the writing of The crucible by Arthur Miller. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.