Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close
The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts cover
  • ISBN: 9780140189643
  • ISBN10: 0140189645

The Crucible: A Play in Four Acts

by Miller, Arthur

  • List Price: $10.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books
  • Publish date: 12/01/2003
used Add to Cart $10.00
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Description
"I believe that the reader will discover here the essential nature of one of the strangest and most awful chapters in human history", Arthur Miller wrote in an introduction to The Crucible, his classic play about the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts. Based on historical people and real events, Miller's drama 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; and when a young girl accuses Elizabeth Proctor of being a witch, self-righteous church leaders and townspeople insist that Elizabeth be brought to trial. 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 1953, The Crucible is a mirror Miller uses to reflect the anti-communist hysteria inspired by Senator Joseph McCarthy's "witch-hunts" in the United States. Within the text itself, Miller contemplates the parallels, writing "Political opposition...is given an inhumane overlay, which then justifies the abrogation of all normally applied customs of civilized behavior. A political policy is equated with moral right, and opposition to it with diabolical malevolence".
Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
BookHolders

Location: College Park, MD
Ask seller a question
Very Good
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ]
$1.00
BookHolders

Location: College Park, MD
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: SOME ] [ Writing: SOME ] [ Torn pages: YES ] [ Edition: first ]
$1.00
Big Hearted Books

Location: Sharon, MA
Good
Shipping Icon
This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are
[...]
$1.11
OnlineGoodwill

Location: Nashville, TN
Good
$1.11
Solr Books

Location: Skokie, IL
Good
Shipping Icon
Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$1.11
Clean Earth Books

Location: Atlanta, GA
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since
[...]
$1.11
Orion Tech

Location: Grand Prairie, TX
Acceptable
0140189645.
$1.11
Dionysos Books

Location: Arabi, LA
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Significant wear.
$1.56
Hippo Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Owls Books

Location: Toledo, OH
Good
Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited
[...]
$1.67
Solr Books

Location: Skokie, IL
Good
Shipping Icon
Great reading/study copy. May have highlights and/or notes. Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$2.23
Solr Books

Location: Skokie, IL
Acceptable
Shipping Icon
Ships Fast! Satisfaction Guaranteed!
$2.23
TextbooksPro

Location: Dayton, OH
Good
Book is in overall good condition! ! Cover shows some edge wear and corners
[...]
$2.80
Friends of the Phoenix Library

Location: Phoenix, AZ
Good
Shipping Icon
100% of this purchase will support literacy programs through a nonprofit organization!
$2.80
Half Price Books Inc

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$2.81
HPB-Diamond

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$2.81
HPB-Ruby

Location: Dallas, TX
Good
Shipping Icon
Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include
[...]
$2.81
borgasorus

Location: Springdale, AR
Ask seller a question
Acceptable
Student Edition. Heavy wrinkling from liquid damage. Does not affect the
[...]
$3.99