The Crucible by Arthur Miller

The book not only contains the play itself by an introduction that explains the play, why it was written and the outcome.  Written by one of America's great playwrights, maybe our greatests,  it's a must read. This is a paperback issued in 1995. The play itself was written in 1952 and release in 1953 For more books like this, check this website or email
The Crucible is a 1953 play by American playwright Arthur Miller. It is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller used the play as an allegory to the Communist Witch hunt by Joe McCarthy in the 50s. The Crucible takes place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. The action begins in the home of Reverend Parris, whose daughter Betty lies unconscious and appears very ill. Around midnight the night before, Parris had discovered Betty, his niece Abigail, and Tituba, his black slave, dancing in the woods, causing Betty to swoon.