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By Harold Bloom

The Crucible, Arthur Miller's vintage play in regards to the witch-hunts and trials in seventeenth-century Salem, Massachusetts, is returning to Broadway. To mark the celebration, Penguin is happy to provide this gorgeous hardcover variation. "A strong drama." (Brooks Atkinson, the recent York occasions)

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Since Adam’s fall, our relationship with the devil has been much closer than any of us would like to admit, and there are none among us who might not be charged, with a certain degree of truthfulness, with covenanting himself to the devil. This state of affairs is indeed why God has bestowed His grace upon mankind, why He has sacrificed His son. By writing a historical drama, Miller is asking us to turn to the historical record in order to understand the ambiguous and changing nature of morality.

And this forgetfulness is part of the tragedy” (“It Could Happen Here 297). 5. See Martin 279–92.  .  . reminds us that Miller, even in the face of his own evidence, professes to believe in the basic strength and justice of the social organism, in the possibility of good neighbors. If he criticizes society, he does so from within, as a participant and believer in it” (“Arthur Miller’s The Crucible” 146). 6. Among the best discussions of the Puritans’ doctrine of visible sanctity and their federal theology are: Edmund Morgan, Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea (New York, 1963); Sacvan Bercovitch, Puritan Origins of the American Self (New Haven, 1975); and Michael Colacurcio, “Visible Sanctity and Specter Evidence: The Moral World of Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown,’ ” Essex Institute Historical Collections, 110 (1974), 259–99.

Reminds us that Miller, even in the face of his own evidence, professes to believe in the basic strength and justice of the social organism, in the possibility of good neighbors. If he criticizes society, he does so from within, as a participant and believer in it” (“Arthur Miller’s The Crucible” 146). 6. Among the best discussions of the Puritans’ doctrine of visible sanctity and their federal theology are: Edmund Morgan, Visible Saints: The History of a Puritan Idea (New York, 1963); Sacvan Bercovitch, Puritan Origins of the American Self (New Haven, 1975); and Michael Colacurcio, “Visible Sanctity and Specter Evidence: The Moral World of Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown,’ ” Essex Institute Historical Collections, 110 (1974), 259–99.

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