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The Crucible Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Miller, Arthur
ISBN: 0142437336     ISBN-13: 9780142437339
Publisher: Penguin Classics
    OUR PRICE: $13.50  
Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: March 2003
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Annotation: Based on historical people and real events, Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Witchcraft; Massachusetts; Salem; Drama.
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Classics
Dewey: 812/.52
LCCN: bl2004107222
Academic/Grade Level: General Adult
Book type: Fiction
Physical Information: 7.75" H x 5.25" W x 0.50" (0.30 lbs) 176 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 734
Reading Level: 4.9   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 5.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q02626
Reading Level: 9.0   Interest Level: Grades 9-12   Point Value: 8.0
 
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Publisher Description:
Based on historical people and real events, Arthur Miller's play uses the destructive power of socially sanctioned violence unleashed by the rumors of witchcraft as a powerful parable about McCarthyism.
Introduction by Christopher Bigsby

Contributor Bio(s): Arthur Miller (1915–2005) was born in New York City 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 (1980). He also wrote 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. His later work included a memoir, Timebends (1987); the plays The Ride Down Mt. Morgan (1991), The Last Yankee (1993), Broken Glass (1994), and Mr. Peter's Connections (1999); Echoes Down the Corridor: Collected Essays, 1944–2000; and On Politics and the Art of Acting (2001). He twice won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, and in 1949 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Miller was the recipient of the National Book Foundation’s 2001 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in 2002, and the Jerusalem Prize in 2003.

Christopher Bigsby is a professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia. He edited the Penguin Classics editions of Miller's The CrucibleDeath of a Salesman, and All My Sons.