The Miracle Worker by William GibsonThe Miracle Worker by William Gibson

The Miracle Worker

byWilliam Gibson

Paperback | June 17, 2008

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Based on the remarkable true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, this inspiring and unforgettable play has moved countless readers and become an American classic.

Young Helen Keller, blind, deaf, and mute since infancy, is in danger of being sent to an institution because her inability to communicate has left her frustrated and violent. In desperation, her parents seek help from the Perkins Institute, which sends them a "half-blind Yankee schoolgirl" named Annie Sullivan to tutor their daughter. Despite the Kellers' resistance and the belief that Helen "is like a little safe, locked, that no one can open," Annie suspects that within Helen lies the potential for more, if only she can reach her. Through persistence, love, and sheer stubbornness, Annie breaks through Helen's walls of silence and darkness and teaches her to communicate, bringing her into the world at last.

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Playwright and novelist William Gibson was born on November 13, 1914. He graduated from the City College of New York in 1938. He wrote numerous plays including A Cry of Players, Dinny and the Witches, Two for the Seesaw, Golda, and Monday after the Miracle. He won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Play for The Miracle Worker. His novel, The...
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Title:The Miracle WorkerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:June 17, 2008Publisher:ScribnerLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1416590846

ISBN - 13:9781416590842

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"Radiant, emotion-charged, memorable, superb!" -- The Philadelphia Inquirer