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When she was 19 months old, Helen Keller (1880-1968) suffered a severe illness that left her blind and deaf. Not long after, she also became mute. Her tenacious struggle to overcome these handicaps-with the help of her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan-is one of the great stories of human courage and dedication. In this classic autobiography, first published in 1903, Miss Keller recounts the first 22 years of her life, including the magical moment at the water pump when, recognizing the connection between the word "water" and the cold liquid flowing over her hand, she realized that objects had names. Subsequent experiences were equally noteworthy: her  joy at eventually learning to speak, her friendships with Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Everett Hale and other notables, her education at Radcliffe (from which she graduated cum laude), and-underlying all-her extraordinary relationship with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil. These and many other aspects of Helen Keller's life are presented here in clear, straightforward prose full of wonderful descriptions and imagery that would do credit to a sighted writer. Completely devoid of self-pity, yet full of love and compassion for others, this deeply moving memoir offers an unforgettable portrait of one of the outstanding women of the twentieth century.

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One of the great stories of human courage and dedication recounts life of a remarkable woman and her extraordinary relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Unforgettable portrait of one of the 20th century's outstanding women.

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Recounting her triumph over deafness and blindness and her journey toward becoming one of the most successful and admired women of this century, Helen Keller writes her own remarkable story, providing an emblem of hope and possibility for all.

Synopsis:

Great story of human courage and dedication recounted in autobiography of a remarkable woman: the magical moment when Miss Keller first recognizes the connection between words and objects, her joy at learning how to speak, friendships with notable figures, her education at Radcliffe and an extraordinary relationship with her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan.

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ISBN:
9780486292496
Author:
Keller, Helen
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Keller, helen, 1880-1968
Subject:
Keller, Helen
Subject:
Blind-deaf women -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Blind-deaf women
Subject:
Deafblind women - United States
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Number:
Dover ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
104-231
Publication Date:
19960931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 6
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.16 lb
Age Level:
from 11

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One of the great stories of human courage and dedication recounts life of a remarkable woman and her extraordinary relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan. Unforgettable portrait of one of the 20th century's outstanding women.

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Great story of human courage and dedication recounted in autobiography of a remarkable woman: the magical moment when Miss Keller first recognizes the connection between words and objects, her joy at learning how to speak, friendships with notable figures, her education at Radcliffe and an extraordinary relationship with her inspired teacher, Anne Sullivan.
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