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What is visible : a novel

Author: Kimberly Elkins
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Presents a fictionalized account of the life and challenges of Laura Bridgman, the first deaf and blind woman to learn language, and those who helped her, including the founder of the Perkins Institute, with whom she was in love, and her beloved teacher.
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Genre/Form: Christian fiction
Biographical fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Named Person: Laura Dewey Bridgman; Laura Dewey Bridgman; Laura Dewey Bridgman; Charles Dickens
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Elkins
ISBN: 9781455528967 145552896X
OCLC Number: 858914282
Notes: "What Is Visible" first appeared in The Atlantic, March 2003, in a different version, and then in Best New American Voices 2004, and the 2005 McGraw-Hill college textbook Arguing through Literature. The prologue first appeared in a different version as "Laura Bridgman, Age Fifty-Nine, the First Deaf-Blind Person to Learn Language, Meets Helen Kellwer, Age Seven" in The Drum. Chapter 17 first appeared in a different version as "The Letter" in "Printer's Row," the literary supplement to the Chicago Tribune, October 7, 2012"--Title page verso.
Description: viii, 307 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Kimberly Elkins.

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The first novel ever written about Laura Bridgman, a deaf-blind person who was considered the nineteenth century's second most famous woman-and who blazed the trail for Helen Keller.  Read more...

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"Kimberly Elkins's wonderful novel salvages [Laura Bridgman's] story from the sunken wreckage of history and tells it anew in riveting, poignant detail... "What is Visible" illuminates the historical Read more...

 
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