An American classic rediscovered by each generation, "The Story of My Life" is Helen Keller's account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, Keller's story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world.
This book-published when Keller was only twenty-two-portrays the wild child who is locked in the dark and silent prison of her own body. With an extraordinary immediacy, Keller reveals her frustrations and rage, and takes the reader on the unforgettable journey of her education and breakthroughs into the world of communication. From the moment Keller recognizes the word "water" when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as "that living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free " An unparalleled chronicle of courage, "The Story of My Life" remains startlingly fresh and vital more than a century after its first publication, a timeless testament to an indomitable will.
About the Author
Helen Keller (1880-1968), deaf and blind for virtually her entire life, played a major role in focusing the world's attention on the problems of the blind and the need for preventive measures. She won numerous honors for her work, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom and election to the Women's Hall of Fame.
“The greatest woman of our age.”
“Helen Keller is fellow to Caesar, Alexander, Napoleon, Homer, Shakespeare, and the rest of the immortals. . . . She will be as famous a thousand years from now as she is today.”