The Story of My Life: With Her Letters (1887-1901) and a Supplementary Account of Her Education [NOOK Book]

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According to Wikipedia: Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1][2] The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. A prolific author, Keller ...

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The Story of My Life: With Her Letters (1887-1901) and a Supplementary Account of Her Education

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Overview

According to Wikipedia: Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 - June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.[1][2] The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become known worldwide through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. A prolific author, Keller was well traveled and was outspoken in her opposition to war. She campaigned for women's suffrage, workers' rights, and socialism, as well as many other progressive causes.

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  • BN ID: 2940000875315
  • Publisher: B&R Samizdat Express
  • Publication date: 1/25/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 246,358
  • File size: 378 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2008

    Helen Keller lights a fire in your soul

    This is the best autobiography I have ever read by far. Helen Keller writes with a simplicity yet elegance that opens your eyes to the world of the deaf and blind. This book has told me that she was the lucky one. She saw things others might never notice. An excellent source of literature for all ages. This will light a fire in your soul.

    19 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2007

    Story of My Life

    Here is an individual who faced 3 huge obstacles: blindness, deafness and no ability to speak. Yet this individual wasn¿t deterred in the slightest for her yearning to learn. Reading this book you will see parts of the story of Helen Keller that you¿ve never heard before because she is telling the story. Helen Keller had a very difficult time when she was little. She couldn¿t see or hear therefore she couldn¿t talk which often made her very upset. And so she would throw tantrums quite often when she could not get people to understand her. But that was all over when Helen met her teacher who was a ray of sunshine, a glimmer of hope in a black world of everlasting night. Helen was determined at first but then began to believe it was impossible to ever fit in with anybody else. But her new teacher never gave up and from the moment Helen said her first word ¿water¿, she took off like a rocket, learning to talk, read and write, all the while learning little lessons on science, math and history, ever grateful to her teacher who gave her all hope, and joy in her life, to be able to talk with her mouth instead of her hands. But Helen¿s story did not stop there, she went on to college . She even loved canoeing and sailing. It will never cease to amaze me how someone with such extreme disabilities would go on to live life to it¿s fullest extent and enjoy it 100%. The story of Helen Keller is one that will inspire me to enjoy life even during times of hardship.

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project, a

    I am a high school sophomore who had to do a research project, and I chose to do my project on Helen Keller. I found this book to be an
    extremely interesting as well as an insightful source of information about what was truly taking place in her life and who Helen Keller
    was. "The Story of My Life" is a tremendous, well-written novel which opens the reader's eyes to the trials and tribulations of those with
    disabilities through the personal experiences of Helen Keller, a woman who was deaf, blind, and couldn't speak. This book not only
    contains resourceful information about her life, but also provides the reader with a perceptive understanding of how Helen really felt
    in her past experiences and expands on her accomplishments. Her eloquent writing throughout this autobiography also reveals her true
    self in her own words. I found this book to be very touching and inspirational. This story of how she overcame the many challenges she
    had to face during the course of her life, with the careful help and guidance of her teacher as well as her eagerness to understand the
    strange world around her, proves to be an inspirational and worthy read. Whether you're looking for information about Helen Keller's life
    or just looking for a good story to read, I highly recommend this book. 

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2006

    An Inspiring Book for all Readers

    The Story of my Life was a fantastic book. Helen Keller really showed how hard it was being both blind and deaf. She demonstrated her stuggles, accomplishments, and fears. Helen revealed many sides of her through this book. It makes me sad to think about how she had a tough life, but it makes me happy to see how much she accomplished throughout her life. This book is a very good book, and it should be on everybody's to read list!

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Great story - BAD SCANNED COPY

    First, I have to say that the quality of the scanned copy of this book was horrendous. There were garbled words in almost every sentence and, sometimes, it was impossible to figure out what it was supposed to be. Also, paragraphs and sentences were broken in the middle with the book title in the middle of a page.

    Leaving all of that aside, the story was mesmerizing. I cannot fathom how Helen Keller managed to accomplish all that she did with her limitations. But, reading this story, if you didn't know she was blind and deaf, you would think it was written by someone who has no disabilities. Her insights were amazing. After reading it, I cannot imagine how anyone who has not disabilities could dare to complain about anything in their lives. It is worth slogging through the terrible scanned version just to be able to experience the beauty of life through the eyes of who can see more than most sighted people.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2007

    Story of My Life

    Here is an individual who faced 3 huge obstacles: blindness, deafness and no ability to speak. Yet this individual wasn¿t deterred in the slightest for her yearning to learn. Reading this book you will see parts of the story of Helen Keller that you¿ve never heard before because she is telling the story. Helen Keller had a very difficult time when she was little. She couldn¿t see or hear therefore she couldn¿t talk, which often made her very upset. And so she would throw tantrums quite often when she could not get people to understand her. But that was all over when Helen met her teacher 'Anne Sullivan' who was a ray of sunshine, a glimmer of hope in a black world of everlasting night. Helen was determined at first, but then began to believe it was impossible to ever fit in with anybody else. Her new teacher never gave up and from the moment Helen said her first word ¿water¿, she took off like a rocket. She learned to talk, read and write, all the while learning little lessons on science, math, and history. She was always grateful to her teacher, who gave her hope and joy, to be able to talk with her mouth instead of her hands. But Helen¿s story did not stop there. She went on to college, and learned to love canoeing and sailing. It will never cease to amaze me how someone with such extreme disabilities would go on to live life to it¿s fullest extent and enjoy it 100%. The story of Helen Keller is one that will inspire me to enjoy life even during times of hardship.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Goodish.....

    Terrible scan.... luved book, but awful scan.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Book review

    I really thought it was touching and a beautiful story. I used to love to read about helen keller and anne frank. I was almost obsessed with reading and learnig about them. My name is alicia najera nd i hope you enjoy this book as much as i did.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    Bad Scan

    Bad Scan

    Like so many of the free books available for the Nook, this scan is very poor. Pagination and printing is off. It may be a good book, but the edition fails as an ebook.

    It is not worth the trouble, and I am deleting it.

    I guess you really do get what you pay for¿

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Jyotis quote

    Is this book good

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2011

    Worth the Challenge

    Very good book and enjoyed having to decypher the typos. It made the book interesting though it was annoying at times. I liked having a challenge, but if you aren't up to it, I wouldn't recommend it to you. In my opinion, I enjoyed the story and Helen's way of writing! Beautifully written!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2011

    StaroftheSky

    This was a great read. Although the typographical errors made the book more strenuous to read, the story was magnificent in general.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    good

    it was a good story......but like alot of free books it dors have some errors.BE SURE TO BOOKMARK because otherwise it pops up at the beginning.still good though.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book tells all.Helen Keller accomplished many things she even went to collgege after being blind and death i dont understand how she did it.Although till this day it is still very hard for me to understnad this book because of the fact that she not like all.This book was very suspenseful i wnated to know how she did it when did it.I recomend this book to all ages.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2007

    Helen Keller

    This book was alright not the greatest but not the worst i had to read it for a book report and it took me a week ad a half to finish it

    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2006

    An Inspiring Book for all Readers

    The Story of My Life was a fantastic novel. Helen Keller really showed how hard it was being both blind and deaf. Her teacher Anne Sullivan helped her overcome all of her disabilities. She also demonstrated her struggles, accomplishments, and fears. Helen revealed many sides of herself through this book. It makes me sad to think about how she had a tough life, but it makes me happy to see how much she accomplished throughout her life. This book is a very good novel, and it should be on everybody's to read list!

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    HELLEN KELLER

    She was a biography writer whos biography turned into a classic!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Ok

    I have to say i would like it much more if there weren't typos in every sentence and paragraphs spliting in the middle of words

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    Great stroy

    It was so touching and sad but I have the 200 page book and I relly love this book

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 25, 2011

    Too many typos!

    While I am sure that this book is wonderful, I couldn't get past all of the typos. I am going to find a version that is easier to read! Just an example of free not working out on nook!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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