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The Miracle Worker (Paperback)

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Description


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.

About the Author


William Gibson (1914-2008) was a playwright and author whose many works include Golda’s Balcony and Two for the Seesaw. The Miracle Worker, his most famous play, won several Tony Awards, including Best Play, and was made into an Academy Award-winning film starring Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke.

Praise For…


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

Product Details
ISBN: 9781416590842
ISBN-10: 1416590846
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: June 17th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English