The story of my life

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New York : Norton, 2003.
1st ed.
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xix, 471 pages : ill. ; 25 cm.
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IL: UG - BL: 6.8 - AR Pts: 12
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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.
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"The restored classic, 1903-2003."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 455-457) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Keller, H., Sullivan, A., Macy, J. A., Shattuck, R., & Herrmann, D. (2003). The story of my life. New York: Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Helen Keller et al.. 2003. The Story of My Life. New York: Norton.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Helen Keller et al., The Story of My Life. New York: Norton, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Keller, Helen, et al. The Story of My Life. New York: Norton, 2003. Print.

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