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Summary of The Story of My Life The Story of My Life shows, Helen Keller’s life is neither a miracle nor a joke. It is a tremendous achievement. It is destined to be imprisoned in darkness andisolation for the rest of her life, Helen built upon the brilliant work of her teacher, Anne Sullivan, to become an inter-nationally recognized and respected figure. In 1908 Helen published “The World ILive In”, an account of how she experienced the world through touch, taste and scent. In magazine articles she advocated for increased opportunities for the blind and for improving methods of reducingchildhood blindness. In 1924, her popularity somewhat recovered, Helen began working as a lecturer fund-raiser for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).Helen was devastated when her companionAnne Sullivan died in 1936. After the Second World War she toured more than thirty countries, continuing her advocacy for the blind. In 1955, she published the biography of Anne Sullivan “Teacher”, andin 1957 “The Open door”, a collection of essays. In 1964 she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, by President Lyndon Johnson. On 1st June, 1968, she diedat her home in Arcane Ridge, Connecticut.
I n the second part of the book, we can read the letters written by Helen to her beloved ones during 1887-1901. It was quite interesting and informativewith wonder and curiosity. Through these letters, she opened her mind, saw, felt and touched the worlds of wonders. They are exercises which have trained her to write. The book “Story of My Life” is astory of courage and determination and a work of inspirational literature. It is a very good book for any kinds of libraries.
* Helen A. Keller:
* Mr. Mayo:
* MissSullivan
* Mr. Gilman
* Tommy
* Dr. Alexander Graham Bell
* Mr. Keith
* Mrs. Laurence Hutton
* Dr. Howe
Quotes : “You cannot touch the clouds, you know; but you feel the rain...
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