Arthur Miller's The Crucible

Front Cover
Harold Bloom
Infobase Publishing, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 94 pages
0 Reviews
Bloom's Guides - successor to the acclaimed Bloom's Notes and Bloom's Reviews Comprehensive reading and study guides with a selection of critical excerpts providing a scholarly overview of each work Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, plus an annotated bibliography
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
7
Biographical Sketch
9
The Story Behind the Story
13
List of Characters
16
Summary and Analysis
19
Critical Views
50
STEPHEN FENDER ON PRECISION AND PSEUDO PRECISION
52
PHILIP G HILL ON A STRUCTURAL VIEW
55
DENNIS WELLAND ON HISTORICAL ACCURACY
64
WALTER J MESERVE ON PROCTORS SENSE OF DIGNITY
67
JAMES J MARTINE ON TRAGEDY
69
CHRISTOPHER BIGSBY ON THEMES
72
ERIC BENTLEY ON THE INNOCENCE OF ARTHUR MILLER
73
Works by Arthur Miller
76
Annotated Bibliography
78
Contributors
83

DAVID M BERGERON ON PARALLELS BETWEEN THE CRUCIBLE AND THE SCARLET LETTER
57
ROBERT A MARTIN ON BACKGROUND AND SOURCES
59
WILLIAM T LISTON ON JOHN PROCTORS PLAYING
62
Acknowledgments
86
Index
88
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2004)

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955. After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts. His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

Bibliographic information