Coverart for item
The Resource The story of my life, Helen Keller ; with supplementary accounts by Anne Sullivan and John Albert Macy ; edited with a new foreword and afterword by Roger Shattuck with Dorothy Herrmann

The story of my life, Helen Keller ; with supplementary accounts by Anne Sullivan and John Albert Macy ; edited with a new foreword and afterword by Roger Shattuck with Dorothy Herrmann

Label
The story of my life
Title
The story of my life
Statement of responsibility
Helen Keller ; with supplementary accounts by Anne Sullivan and John Albert Macy ; edited with a new foreword and afterword by Roger Shattuck with Dorothy Herrmann
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Everyone, young and old, should know about this compellingly human, deeply spiritual, and courageous woman. The best approach is to read her own words and those of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, in the new, restored edition of The Story of My Life. This "restored" edition has been reedited by Roger Shattuck to reflect more accurately its original composition, presenting Helen Keller's story in three successive accounts: Helen's own version; the letters of "teacher" Anne Sullivan, submerged in the original; and the valuable documentation furnished by their young assistant, John Macy
  • The publication of The Story of My Life in 1903 revealed Helen Keller's astonishing life to the age of twenty-two. The book's honest and absorbing narrative dispelled the notoriety and scandal that had accompanied her treatment in the press. Many people simply could not believe that Anne Sullivan, an unknown young woman from Boston, had fought her way through seven-year-old Helen's deafness and blindness and had taught her to talk and to hear with her fingers. Skeptics, doubting that Helen could read and write better than most children her age, thought that she and Anne Sullivan must be charlatans and publicity seekers. With evident candor, The Story of My Life explained the "miracle" of Helen's education and the degree to which she had become a full human being, sharing and enjoying the visible and audible world. The book presented three interlocking versions of the story: Helen's own; Anne Sullivan's; and their assistant, John Macy's. For over sixty years, following the book's publication, Helen's writings and her inspiring public appearances served the causes of the deaf and the blind, the poor and the mistreated, the wounded in two wars, and the handicapped everywhere. When she died in 1968, Helen was widely compared to a saint. The New York Times referred to her as "a symbol of the indomitable human spirit."
  • This present edition of The Story of My Life, appearing one hundred years after its first publication, will help prevent a great loss -- the loss of one of our most admirable and appealing heroes, who has begun to recede from American consciousness in recent years. The immense obstacles that Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan overcame working alone in Alabama, all compellingly conveyed in this classic work, surpass Helen's accomplishments as an adult. Between the ages of seven and twenty, Helen enlarged the meaning of the word "heroism." The evidence is all here, in The Story of My Life, of a genuinely beautiful mind. Handicaps and celebrity never warped it. Mark Twain called Helen the most extraordinary woman since Joan of Arc. Everyone, young and old, should know about this compellingly human, deeply spiritual, and unfailingly courageous young woman. The best approach is to read her own words and those of her teacher in The Story of My Life. This new edition is called "the restored classic" for several reasons. All recent editions have been abridged. In this edition a few changes in order and layout clarify the narrative. With a Foreword and Afterword by Roger Shattuck, and with illuminating notes by Dorothy Herrmann, Helen Keller's highly praised biographer, this volume will remain the definitive edition of this classic work for years to come
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
6.8
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
Label
The story of my life, Helen Keller ; with supplementary accounts by Anne Sullivan and John Albert Macy ; edited with a new foreword and afterword by Roger Shattuck with Dorothy Herrmann
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "The restored classic, 1903-2003."
  • The contents of the original 1903 edition reformatted in a different order and layout. Cf. Foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Macy's Account
  • Part 4
  • Helen Keller's Letters (1887-1901)
  • Afterword: A Mind of One's Own
  • Roger Shattuck
  • 429
  • Foreword: One Book, Three Authors
  • Roger Shattuck
  • ix
  • Part 1
  • Helen Keller's Account
  • Part 2
  • Anne Sullivan's Account
  • Part 3
Control code
ocm51242090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 471 pages
Isbn
9780393057447
Lccn
2002044929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The story of my life, Helen Keller ; with supplementary accounts by Anne Sullivan and John Albert Macy ; edited with a new foreword and afterword by Roger Shattuck with Dorothy Herrmann
Publication
Note
  • "The restored classic, 1903-2003."
  • The contents of the original 1903 edition reformatted in a different order and layout. Cf. Foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 455-457) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • John Macy's Account
  • Part 4
  • Helen Keller's Letters (1887-1901)
  • Afterword: A Mind of One's Own
  • Roger Shattuck
  • 429
  • Foreword: One Book, Three Authors
  • Roger Shattuck
  • ix
  • Part 1
  • Helen Keller's Account
  • Part 2
  • Anne Sullivan's Account
  • Part 3
Control code
ocm51242090
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xix, 471 pages
Isbn
9780393057447
Lccn
2002044929
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

  • Bay Village BranchBorrow it
    502 Cahoon Road, Bay Village, OH, 44140, US
    41.483485 -81.925143
  • Beachwood BranchBorrow it
    25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH, 44122, US
    41.480023 -81.497353
  • Berea BranchBorrow it
    7 Berea Commons, Berea, OH, 44017, US
    41.365417 -81.852933
  • Brecksville BranchBorrow it
    9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH, 44141, US
    41.314242 -81.625908
  • Brook Park BranchBorrow it
    6155 Engle Road, Brook Park, OH, 44142, US
    41.398961 -81.822208
  • Brooklyn BranchBorrow it
    4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, OH, 44144, US
    41.434584 -81.735896
  • Chagrin Falls BranchBorrow it
    100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022, US
    41.433688 -81.389189
  • Cuyahoga County Public LibraryBorrow it
    Parma, OH, 44134, US
    41.402929 -81.697346
  • Fairview Park BranchBorrow it
    21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH, 44126, US
    41.444123 -81.855905
  • Garfield Heights BranchBorrow it
    5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, US
    41.415980 -81.603165
  • Gates Mills BranchBorrow it
    1491 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills, OH, 44040, US
    41.520518 -81.404415
  • Independence BranchBorrow it
    6361 Selig Drive, Independence, OH, 44131, US
    41.377420 -81.647054
  • Maple Heights BranchBorrow it
    5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, OH, 44137, US
    41.418085 -81.569649
  • Mayfield BranchBorrow it
    500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, OH, 44137, US
    41.556180 -81.440920
  • MetroHealth Service PointBorrow it
    2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44109, US
    41.462588 -81.697468
  • Middleburg Heights BranchBorrow it
    15600 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130, US
    41.372112 -81.807860
  • North Olmsted BranchBorrow it
    27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH, 44070, US
    41.413533 -81.924630
  • North Royalton BranchBorrow it
    5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH, 44133, US
    41.331242 -81.721667
  • Olmsted Falls BranchBorrow it
    8100 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH, 44138, US
    41.374492 -81.910033
  • Orange BranchBorrow it
    31975 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH, 44124, US
    41.459072 -81.453511
  • Parma BranchBorrow it
    6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH, 44129, US
    41.383683 -81.732021
  • Parma Heights BranchBorrow it
    6206 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH, 44130, US
    41.393477 -81.760631
  • Parma-Snow BranchBorrow it
    2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH, 44134, US
    41.404912 -81.697401
  • Richmond Heights BranchBorrow it
    5235 Wilson Mills Road, Richmond Heights, OH, 44143, US
    41.539892 -81.491299
  • Solon BranchBorrow it
    34125 Portz Parkway, Solon, OH, 44139, US
    41.380120 -81.435601
  • South Euclid-Lyndhurst BranchBorrow it
    1876 South Green Road, South Euclid, OH, 44121, US
    41.509537 -81.520366
  • Southeast BranchBorrow it
    70 Columbus Road, Bedford, OH, 44146, US
    41.394488 -81.534121
  • Strongsville BranchBorrow it
    18700 Westwood Drive, Strongsville, OH, 44136, US
    41.316980 -81.832314
  • Warrensville Heights BranchBorrow it
    4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, OH, 44128, US
    41.441084 -81.526114
Processing Feedback ...