The Story of My Life : The Restored Classic 1903-2003 (Hardcover)

Author: Keller, Helen

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Helen Kellers personal recollections and correspondence reveal her relationship with her beloved teacher, Annie Sullivan, and the problems and obstacles she encountered as she struggled to overcome her handicaps, in a new edition that includes Kellers own reminscences, Anne Sullivans letters, and other documentation by their young assistant, John Macy. *Author: Keller, Helen/ Sullivan, Annie/ Macy, John Albert/ Shattuck, Roger (EDT)/ Herrmann, Dorothy (EDT)/ Shattuck, Roger/ Herrmann, Dorothy *Subtitle: The Restored Classic 1903-2003 *Publication Date: 2003/04/01 *Number of Pages: 471 *Binding Type: Hardbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.50 *Width: 6.75 *Height: 10.00


Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Mfg Part# 9780393057447
SKU 33645375
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0393057445
Release Date 4/1/2003
Dimensions (in Inches) 10H x 6.75L x 1.5T
"The tedious steps of the process of awakening the intelligence of a human being deprived of all the ordinary means of communication with her fellows at an age so early that practically no foundation has been laid by normal means--such is the material of this book on the life of Helen Keller, written partly by herself."
"Keller's is more than just the Tory of a precocious supercrip; it is one of world literature's most extraordinary narratives about disability, education and language. Perhaps THE STORY OF MY LIFE derives its power from its author's distinctiveness, or perhaps its distinctiveness lies in its acute awareness that we are all, to one degree or another, derivative. Either way, it is a story worth committing to our collective memory."
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Annotation In this autobiography, initially published in 1903, Helen Keller recalls her remarkable life as a blind and deaf woman taught to communicate by Ann Sullivan. Here among other memories, Keller describes her epiphany at the water pump when she connected the physical world with its linguistic counterpart. Keller was eventually educated at Radcliffe University, where she graduated with honors.
Editors Note One of the "hundred most important books of the twentieth century" (New York Public Library), finally published in complete form.|The story of Helen Keller, the young girl who triumphed over deafness and blindness, has been indelibly marked into our cultural consciousness. That triumph, shared with her teacher Anne Sullivan, has been further popularized by the play and movie The Miracle Worker. Yet the astonishing original version of Keller's and Sullivan's story, first published in 1903, has been out of print for many years and lost to the public.|Now, one hundred years after its initial publication, eminent literary scholar Roger Shattuck, in collaboration with Keller biographer Dorothy Herrmann, has reedited the book to reflect more accurately its original composition. Keller's remarkable acquisition of language is presented here in three successive accounts: Keller's own version; the letters of "teacher" Anne Sullivan, submerged in the earliest edition; and the valuable documentation by their young assistant, John Macy. Including opening and closing commentary by Shattuck and notes by Hermann, this volume will stand for years as the definitive edition of a classic work. 10 b/w illustrations.
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 0471
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company

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