The Resource The story of my life, Helen Keller

The story of my life, Helen Keller

Label
The story of my life
Title
The story of my life
Statement of responsibility
Helen Keller
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
GL8
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1880-1968
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Keller, Helen
Dewey number
362.41092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Keller, Helen
  • Keller, Helen
  • Keller, Helen
  • Blind women
  • Deaf women
  • Deafblind women
  • Deafblind people
  • People with disabilities
  • Blind women
  • Deaf women
  • Deafblind people
  • Deafblind women
  • People with disabilities
  • United States
  • Deafblind people
  • United States
Label
The story of my life, Helen Keller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914749280
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9781512092974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914749280
Label
The story of my life, Helen Keller
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • 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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn914749280
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
77 pages
Isbn
9781512092974
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914749280

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