The Miracle Worker

The Miracle Worker

by William Gibson
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Overview

The Miracle Worker by William Gibson (2)

Drama / 7m, 7f / Unit set

Immortalized onstage and screen by Anne Bancroft and Patty Duke, this classic tells the story of Annie Sullivan and her student, blind and mute Helen Keller. The Miracle Worker dramatizes the volatile relationship between the lonely teacher and her charge. Trapped in a secret, silent world, unable to communicate, Helen is violent, spoiled, almost sub-human and treated by her family as such. Only Annie realizes that there is a mind and spirit waiting to be rescued from the dark, tortured silence. With scenes of intense physical and emotional dynamism, Annie's success with Helen finally comes with the utterance of a single, glorious word: "water".

"Interesting, absorbing and moving."
- New York Post

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780573612381
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/26/2010
Pages: 116
Sales rank: 699,397
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.24(d)

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.

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The Miracle Worker 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had to read this for school and it was great. You can really imagine what is happening. It is very descriptive, but not boring. It also has a good ending. I would definitely recommend this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This play is a wonderful adaptation of the book, good for High School readers. It captures the drama and poignancy of the autiobography, and allows the reader to see him/herself as part of the story. Every character in this play deals with a struggle and helps the reader personify struggle and hope. The two main characters, teacher and student, exemplify determination. Each woman is a role model for teenagers in overcoming extreme challenges. The style is easy reading and the dialogue keeps the reader engaged throughout; one can picture the characters and action while relating to the anguish throughout the story. The reader can only rejoice as the characters persevere and change destiny.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
VERY GOOD BOOK, JUST READ THE SAMPLE AND LOVE IT TRY READING IT IT JUST MIGHT BE YOUR FAVORITE BOOK BY ACCIDENT VERY APPROPRIATE IT IS SAD IN THE BEGINING BUT TURNS OUT TO BE THE BEST BOOK EVER I HAVE TO READ IT FOR MY SCHOOL BUT WHEN YOU READ IT IT SEEMS LIKE YOUR ARE READING IT FOR FUN IF YOU HATE READING THIS IS A GOOD BOOK TO GET YOR READING PERFECT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anniw sullivan is one of the best teachers ever in the history of teachers enen if she does teach the blind or the deaf. This miracle worker could teach any human being.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I choose this book for summer reading--into 7th grade-- and i was quite surprized, and, for lack of a better term, i was delighted. Its a book i wouldnt hesitate to recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved the book i am 11yrs. old and i fell in love with the book and im doing a book report on it to turn in tomorrow!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The "William Gibson" attached to this book via the blue link is the Cyberpunk Author and is not the "William Gibson" who wrote the play - the link needs correction. Thank you ! 5 stars for the play 1 star for the error - fact check needed
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YAY!!!!!
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I read this book in school . I THINK THIS BOOK
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Im a critic im writing for the daily journal in new york and this is a great book to read i reccomend it to anyone
Alexandra Manacop More than 1 year ago
A wonderful story i loved it