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The Crucible

Arthur Miller used his 1953 play The Crucible on The Salem Witches Trials of 1692 to comment on Senator Joe McCarthy and his Committee on Un-American Activities.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3525.I5156

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. 1996.

                          Call Number: PS3525.I5156 C732 1996

  • Bloom, Harold (ed.). Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. 1999.

                           Call Number: PS3525.I5156 C7334 1999

  • Ferres, John H. (ed.). Twentieth-Century Interpretations of the Crucible. 1972.

                           Call Number: PS3525.I5156 C734

  • Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. 1953.

                           Call Number: PS3525.I5156 C7 1976

  • Siebold, Thomas (ed.). Readings on The Crucible. 1999.

                              Call Number: PS3525.I5156 C738 1999


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Miller, Arthur


Reference Materials


  • Contemporary Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771.C59

o        Vol. 1, pg. 216-7, 219

o        Vol. 2, pg. 278, 280

o        Vol. 6, pg. 326, 328-32

o        Vol. 10, pg. 342, 346

o        Vol. 15, pg. 372-3

o        Vol. 26, pg. 312-5, 319, 324-5, 327

o        Vol. 47, pg. 251, 254, 256

o        Vol. 78, pg. 287-329

o        Vol. 179, pg. 199, 207

  • Critical Survey of Drama, Second Revised Edition.Call Number: REF PN1625. C68 2003

o        Vol. 5, pg. 2352-2353

  • Drama Criticism.Call Number: REF PN1625.D72

o        Vol. 1, pg. 294, 296-7, 299-303, 325-44

  • Drama for StudentsCall Number: REF PN1601.D595

o        Vol. 3, pgs. 120-40

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number: REF PN50.L574 1997

o        Vol. 1, pg. 78-86

  • Masterplots II: Drama SeriesCall Number: REF PN6112.5.M37 1990

o        Vol. 1, pg. 414-9

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on July 27, 2009

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