"The Story of My Life” by Helen Keller is the autobiography of the author who was blind and deaf from early childhood. The book details her early life, particularly how her teacher Anne Sullivan finally broke through her isolation by teaching her language.Know More
Part one of the book is Helen Keller's account of her life from childhood to the beginning of her studies at Radcliffe College. Part two contains Helen's letters to family and friends. The third part recounts Helen Keller's life based on Anne Sullivan’s observations.
“The Story of My Life” was first published in 1903 and became an enduring classic. “The Miracle Worker,” a Broadway play and movie, is based on the book.Learn more about Non-fiction
Photographs of Helen Keller show her in dresses. A Celebration of Women Writers includes parts I and II of "The Story of My Life," where an entry by her teacher, Ann Sullivan, written on June 19, 1887, says, "… she is very fond of dress and of all kinds of finery." Good Housekeeping shows a photo of Keller meeting Eisenhower in a dark, 3/4 sleeve length dress, fur and hat.Full Answer >
Helen Keller died "gently" in her sleep at the age of 87, according to her obituary in the New York Times. She suffered a stroke in 1960, when she withdrew from public life before her death on June 1, 1968.Full Answer >
Around the age of 2, Helen Keller became deaf and blind. Keller learned to communicate, read and write when she was 7, thanks to Anne Sullivan. She learned English literature, mathematics, history, Greek, Latin, French and German and graduated cum laude from Radcliffe College. Keller was an author of international renown and helped found the American Civil Liberties Union.Full Answer >
Helen Keller's teacher was Anne Sullivan. She began teaching Helen in March 1887 by using sign language to spell words against Keller's palm. When Sullivan arrived, Keller needed to learn discipline and obedience, which Sullivan successfully taught by removing Keller from the family's main house and living with her in a nearby cottage.Full Answer >