Book Reviews of The Crucible (Penguin Classics)

The Crucible (Penguin Classics)
The Crucible - Penguin Classics
Author: Arthur Miller
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ISBN-13: 9780142437339
ISBN-10: 0142437336
Publication Date: 3/25/2003
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 199 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Book Type: Paperback
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Powerful, resonant work from a master playwright.
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MAGNIFICENT PLAY, CLASSIC, OFTEN REQUIRED HIGH SCHOOL READING, IT IS THE STORY OF THE SALEM WITCH TRIALS AND A METAPHOR FOR MCCARTHY HEARINGS
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A great play by Arthur Miller about the Salem Witch Hunts.
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The classic play, complete with a detailed introduction of the play's history and all of Miller's background information.
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A classic of the American theater-Arthur Miller's tense, ingeniously multilayered drama of principle and paranoia. A drama of emotional power and impact.
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This is written in play form, and the characters have layers of issues to deal with. They have individual and social problems, and the resounding crash can be felt when the personal and social come into direct conflict. This could be dry at times, but others my heart cried for the people and their choices. I hope I am never in this sort of situation but at least now I have some insight to grasp the many facets that can arise.
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A quick and enjoyable read.
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Arthur Miller's classic, tense play about the Salem Witch trials and their echo in the 1950's.
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A classic of the American theater--Arhur Miler's tense, ingeniously multilayered drama of principle and paranoia.
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This is a stealth play: it's really about the McCarthy era anti-Communist persecutions, cloaked in the guise of the Salem witch trials. Really well-written.
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It's a classic! What else can I say...
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Note: This is a four-part play, not a novel. As a play it is well written, with a cast listing and an Appendix providing notes for different scenes etc.

I usually don't read plays, but this one was a breeze and enjoyable!
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A Must Read!
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Few serious American playwrights have captured the imagination of the theater public all over the world as has Arthur Miller with DEATH OF A SALESMAN and THE CRUCIBLE. Mr. Miller's plays are rooted in a realistically critical view of American life and propelled by the intense personal conviction of a man who cares what he writes about and writes about something that matters. In THE CRUCIBLE he turns for his setting to the grim days of the Salem witch trials, and brings into urgently brilliant focus an issue that still weighs heavily the progress of American civilization - the problem of guilt by association.
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Excellent book that reveals the way a society can get out of control when hysteria takes over reason.
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In the Crucible, Arthur Miller conveys us back to the grim days of the Salem witch trials and brings into focus the problem of guilt by association.
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well done play with a moral story.
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This was very enjoyable. I have always been curious to read The Crucible but the idea of reading a play was off putting to me. I found this at the library and thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did. It was like listening to the play and was very easy to follow. It is a very short story and only lasted a few hours. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in the Salem Witch trials.
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Liked it
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Powerful drama. Old Salem at its most interesting.
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Miller's famous play of Puitan persecution in early American times.
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Interesting play.
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Arthur Miller is the man. This is an excellent play. The Crucible rocks!
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It is ok, this was a book I had to read for College.