The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

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Read The Story of My Life Online Free - 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.



Title : The Story of My Life
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ISBN : 0553213873
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 240 pages


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Huda rated it ★★★★☆

November 03, 2016

يمكنك بصعوبة أن تًلقّن معاني الأشياء الملموسة من حولك يمكنك أن تعرف وأنت لا تسمع أو تبصر معنى ملعقة..زهرة..قطة ولكن كيف يمكنك أن تتعلم معنى كلمات كالحب أو الحرية أو الإرادة الحرة..؟ كيف تعرف ما هي المثابرة أو الصبر أو العزم..؟؟ كيف يمكن وصفها لك بلمسات أصابع على يديك كيف يمكنك استيعابها.. ثم اكتشاف أن...


Candi rated it ★★★★☆

February 09, 2017

"Thus it is that my friends have made the story of my life. In a thousand ways they have turned my limitations into beautiful privileges, and enabled me to walk serene and happy in the shadow cast by my deprivation." This captivating memoir written by Helen Keller at the age of twenty-two was such...


Stephanie rated it ★★★★☆

February 07, 2017

Wonderful book on Helen Keller's early life -- reflecting amazing courage and tenacity!! Helen Keller wrote The Story of My Life when she was about 22 as a college student (with help from Anne Sullivan and Anne's husband). Most people know (at least parts of) the story of Helen Keller, who lost bo...


Laurel rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2009

I have always held Helen Keller in high regard. How can you not, really? She is a remarkable woman. I did a report on her in grade school, and though I forgot many facts of her life over the years, what I learned of her perseverance and strength of spirit left a lasting impression on me. Helen Kel...


Alex Farrand rated it ★★★★☆

January 05, 2017

I always had an interest in Helen Keller. When I was young my parents nicknamed me Helen Keller, because I would go around to everyone's plates and demand food. I wouldn't eat off my plate, but I would gobble off others without remorse. I would still have this habit of munching off people's delec...


Vanessa rated it ★★★★☆

April 06, 2017

A remarkable story of a remarkable woman who defeats all the odds stacked against her. Helen at the age of 19 months old contracts an illness that renders her both deaf and blind. This story mainly focuses on Helen's earlier life and describes how she learns to read, write and communicate with th...


Caitlin rated it ★☆☆☆☆

July 24, 2007

This is an interesting book in that it exactly fails to answer the question that you wish it would answer: what is it like to be both blind and deaf? Of course her education was marvelous and it is amazing that a young woman with those disabilities was able to overcome them and become a productiv...


طَيْف rated it ★★★★★

November 29, 2012

يا لجمال روحها التي ترى بها الأشياء، وتسمع بها الأصوات!! ومن جمال روحها انبثقت رؤيتها للكون من حولها...تصف الطبيعة من حولها وكأنها تراها بعينيها، وتسمع كل صوت فيها بأذنيها...وكم ممن يملكون عيونا وسمعا لا يدركون موطن الجمال في كل ما هو حولهم!! هيلين كيلر...قصة أخرى من القصص المحفزة والملهمة...لامرأة...


Carol rated it ★★★★★

February 18, 2017

Helen Adams Keller was born June 27, 1880 and died June 1, 1968. This informative and interesting memoir depicts her life as a healthy child, her critical illness at 18 months that resulted in the loss of her hearing and sight, and the long, hard road ahead that eventually lead to her unbelievabl...


Lubinka rated it ★★★★★

May 23, 2017

I just wish I had half her eagerness to learn, and even a smidgeon of her abilities, resilience, joie de vivre and determination. While reading, I was constantly wondering, how can a blind and deaf person exhibit such rich vocabulary and such detailed images of the world around us? Hope nothing's...





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