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The story of my life

Author: Helen Keller
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Story of My Life," first appeared in installments in "Ladies' Home Journal" in 1902. This book is truly one of the great American autobiographies: an inspiring story of a courageous individual who overcame tremendous odds. Keller writes about many things: her childhood in Alabama; her relationship with her beloved teacher, Anne Sullivan; her attendance at the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City;  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Autobiographies
Biography
Named Person: Helen Keller; Helen Keller; Helen Keller
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Keller
ISBN: 9781512092974 1512092975
OCLC Number: 914749280
Notes: This work does not include her dedication to Alexander Graham Bell.
This work consists of 23 chapters.
The Story of My Life, originally published in 1903.
Description: 77 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Helen Keller.

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"The Story of My Life," first appeared in installments in "Ladies' Home Journal" in 1902. This book is truly one of the great American autobiographies: an inspiring story of a courageous individual who overcame tremendous odds. Keller writes about many things: her childhood in Alabama; her relationship with her beloved teacher, Anne Sullivan; her attendance at the Wright-Humason School for the Deaf in New York City; and meeting such eminent figures as Mark Twain. She especially stresses her love of literature, which she describes as "my Utopia." Along the way are some fascinating details and profoundly moving passages. Her tribute to the Homer, the blind poet of ancient Greece, is particularly powerful. Her interpretation of the biblical Book of Ruth: a story of "love which can rise above conflicting creeds and deep-seated racial prejudices," is also especially moving. Helen Keller (1880-1968) is a revered figure in American popular culture. Struck deaf and blind by illness at the age of 19 months, she still managed to get an education and become a writer and activist. Her story was further popularized by William Gibson's play "The Miracle Worker," which was also adapted for both film and television.

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