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    DescriptionIn 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 notable, her education at Radcliffe (from which see graduated "cum laude" ), and --underlying all--her extraordinary relationships with Miss Sullivan, who showed a remarkable genius for communicating with her eager and quick-to-learn pupil.


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    Title
    The Story of My Life
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Helen Keller
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 80
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 45 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486292496
    ISBN 10: 0486292495
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: JFFG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    B&T General Subject: 500
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: LCO000000, BIO026000, BIO000000
    DC20: 362.41092
    DC22: 362.4/1/092
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HV1624.K4 A3 1996, HV1624.K4A
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    BISAC V2.8: LCO019000
    Thema V1.0: JBFM, DNBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    24 January 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Deaf and blind from infancy, Helen Keller (1880-1968) prevailed over seemingly insurmountable obstacles. She spoke not only for herself and others with physical disabilities but also for an array of progressive causes, including women's suffrage, pacificism, and socialism. Keller received an honorary degree from Harvard, the first ever granted to a woman, that proclaimed, "From a still, dark world she has brought us light and sound; our lives are richer for her faith and her example."
    Back cover copy
    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.