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The world I live in and Optimism : a collection of essays

Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2009.
Series: Dover books on literature and drama.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Dover edView all editions and formats
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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.
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Named Person: Helen Keller; Helen Keller
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Keller
ISBN: 9780486473673 0486473678
OCLC Number: 319491696
Notes: "This Dover edition, first published in 2009, contains the unabridged text of The World I Live In, originally published by The Century Company, New York, in 1908, and of Optimism, An Essay, originally published by T.Y. Crowell and Company, New York, in 1903."
Description: xii, 110 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: The world I live in --
Preface --
The seeing hand --
The hands of others --
The hand of the race --
The power of touch --
The finer vibrations --
Smell, the fallen angel --
Relative values of the senses --
The five-sensed world --
Inward visions --
Analogies in sense perception --
Before the soul dawn --
The larger sanctions --
The dream world --
Dreams and reality --
A waking dream --
A chant of darkness --
Optimism --
Part I: Optimism within --
Part II: Optimism without --
Part III: The practice of optimism.
Series Title: Dover books on literature and drama.
Responsibility: Helen Keller.
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These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.

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