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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. 

About this author: Arthur Asher Miller was an American playwright and essayist. He was a prominent figure in American literature and cinema for more than 61 years, writing a wide variety of plays, including celebrated plays such as The Crucible, A View from the Bridge, All My Sons, and Death of a Salesman, which are still studied and performed worldwide. 

Miller was often in the public eye, most famously for refusing to give evidence against others to the House Un-American Activities Committee, being the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama among other awards, and for marrying Marilyn Monroe. At the time of his death, Miller was considered one of the greatest American playwrights.

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  • Nadya
  • 12-10-18

Unabridged: suitable for those studying the play

No doubt it is very difficult to read a play aloud - including all the character names and stage directions. For this, the narrator should be applauded. Unfortunately it is Tituba's voice that is somewhat memorable for all the wrong reasons. Despite being from Barbados, the accent places her somewhere in South Asia. And the appropriation makes her appear rather stupid, comical and difficult to empathise with, and is wholly inappropriate. If not for this, the play is otherwise excellently narrated.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-27-18

Respect to Proctor

Simply amazing.
This book will keep you on your toes almost the whole way through. The character of John Proctor was just inspiring. Never bend to what's false!!!!