An American classic rediscovered by each generation, The Story of My Life is Helen KellerÕs account of her triumph over deafness and blindness. Popularized by the stage play and movie The Miracle Worker, KellerÕs story has become a symbol of hope for people all over the world.
This bookÐpublished when Keller was only twenty-twoÐportrays 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 ÒwaterÓ when her teacher finger-spells the letters, we share her triumph as Òthat living word awakened my soul, gave it light, hope, joy, set it free!Ó 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.