The Crucible

The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Publsiher: Heinemann
Total Pages: 168
Release: 1992
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 0435232819

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The Crucible is a study in the mass hysteria which led to the 1692 Salem witchcraft trials, concentrating on the fate of some of the key figures caught up in the persecution. It powerfully depicts people and principles under pressure and the issues and motivations involved. At the same time, it is also a parable for the events of the McCarthy era in the USA of the 1950s when anyone suspected of left-wing views was arraigned for 'Un-American Activities'.

The Crucible

The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1982
Genre: Salem (Mass.)
ISBN: OCLC:1029045959

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Crucible

Crucible
Author: James Rollins
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2019-07-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0062381792

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“[Rollins] is what you might end up with if you tossed Michael Crichton and Dan Brown into a particle accelerator together.” —New York Times Book Review Arriving home on Christmas Eve, Commander Gray Pierce discovers his house ransacked, his pregnant lover missing, and his best friend’s wife, Kat, unconscious on the kitchen floor. With no shred of evidence to follow, his one hope to find the woman he loves and his unborn child is Kat, the only witness to what happened. But the injured woman is in a semi-comatose state and cannot speak—until a brilliant neurologist offers a radical approach to “unlock” her mind long enough to ask a few questions. What Pierce learns from Kat sets Sigma Force on a frantic quest for answers that are connected to mysteries reaching back to the Spanish Inquisition and to one of the most reviled and blood-soaked books in human history—a Medieval text known as the Malleus Maleficarum, the Hammer of Witches. What they uncover hidden deep in the past will reveal a frightening truth in the present and a future on the brink of annihilation, and force them to confront the ultimate question: What does it mean to have a soul? “When it comes to the blending of action, adventure, history, and science, there is no other author who does it better than Rollins.” —Booklist

The Crucible

The Crucible
Author: Arthur Miller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2003-03-25
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781101042465

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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 of Islam

The Crucible of Islam
Author: G. W. Bowersock
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-04-10
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780674978218

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Little is known about sixth-century Arabia. Yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from Iberia to India. G. W. Bowersock illuminates this obscure yet most dynamic period in Islam, exploring why arid Arabia proved to be fertile ground for Muhammad’s message and why it spread so quickly to the wider world.

The Crucible by Arthur Miller Book Analysis

The Crucible by Arthur Miller  Book Analysis
Author: Bright Summaries
Publsiher: BrightSummaries.com
Total Pages: 23
Release: 2019-04-03
Genre: Study Aids
ISBN: 9782808015912

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Crucible with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, a vivid allegory of the mass hysteria that swept through the town of Salem during the Salem Witch Trials. In spite of its historical subject matter, the play was chillingly topical at the time it was written: the 1950s were marked by McCarthyism, where accusations of Communism were rife and many Americans (including Miller himself) were hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee to answer for their behaviour. Arthur Miller is considered one of the most influential dramatists of the 20th century, and The Crucible was one of his best-known plays. It remains popular today, and new productions of the play are frequently performed. Find out everything you need to know about The Crucible in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!

The Crucible of War 1939 1945

The Crucible of War  1939 1945
Author: Brereton Greenhous,Sydney F. Wise,Canada. Department of National Defence,Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force,Stephen J. Harris,William C. Johnston,William C. Rawling
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 1148
Release: 1994-01-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 0802005748

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The RCAF, with a total strength of 4061 officers and men on 1 September 1939, grew by the end of the war to a strength of more than 263,000 men and women. This important and well-illustrated new history shows how they contributed to the resolution of the most significant conflict of our time.

The Field

The Field
Author: John B. Keane
Publsiher: Mercier Press Ltd
Total Pages: 94
Release: 1991-01-01
Genre: Drama
ISBN: 9781856359887

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The Field is John B. Keane's fierce and tender study of the love a man can have for land and the ruthless lengths he will go to in order to obtain the object of his desire. It is dominated by Bull McCabe, one of the most famous characters in Irish writing today. An Oscar-nominated adaptation of The Field proved highly successful and popular worldwide, and starred Richard Harris, John Hurt, Brenda Fricker and Tom Berenger.