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What is visible : a novel

Author: Kimberly Elkins
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2015. ℗©2015
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: Biographical fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Named Person: Laura Dewey Bridgman; Laura Dewey Bridgman; Laura Bridgman
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kimberly Elkins
ISBN: 9781455528950 1455528951 9781455528967 145552896X
OCLC Number: 911207209
Description: 319 pages ; 21 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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"A wonderfully imaginative and scrupulously researched debut novel... [The protagonist] comes across as a willful, mysterious marvel, showing 'how little one can posses of what we think it means to Read more...

 
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