An Inspector Calls


The “Heinemann Plays” series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions. In this play an inspector interrupts a party to investigate a girl’s suicide, and implicates each of the party-makers in her death.

ISBN: 9780435232825 Author: Priestley, J. B. Publisher: Heinemann Publication Date: 12th January 1993 Imprint: Heinemann Cover: Hardback Dewey: 822.912 (edition:21) Pages: 79 Language: English Edition: New Edition Readership: Children - juvenile / Code: J Category: Subjects: ,

“Two hours ago a young woman died in the Infirmary…she’d swallowed a lot of strong disinfectant. Burnt her inside out…”


Arthur Birling, a prosperous manufacturer, is holding a family dinner party to celebrate his daughter’s engagement. Into this cosy scene intrudes the harsh figure of a police inspector investigating the suicide of a young working-class woman. Under interrogation, every member of the family turns out to have a shameful secret which links them with her death. 

  • Schools edition of An Inspector Calls
  • For students aged 14-16
  • Suitable for students studying for GCSE English Literature qualifications from Pearson Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Eduqas

The Heinemann Plays series offers contemporary drama and classic plays in durable classroom editions.



“An excellent, easy to use edition of a modern classic. Arrived promptly ready for the start of the new term; could not fault the product or service.”

E Hughes, English Teacher at Abertillery Comprehensive 15 July 2014


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