Helen Keller's triumph over her blindness and deafness has become one of the most inspiring and well-known stories of our time. Through movies and plays, most notably The Miracle Worker, which portrayed her relationship with her teacher, Anne Sullivan, Keller's life has become an emblem of hope for people everywhere. Here, in a book first published when she was a young woman, is Helen Keller's own story—complex, poignant, and filled with love.
With unforgettable immediacy, Helen's own words offer a unique look directly into the heart of an exceptional woman and reveal her struggles and joys, including that memorable moment when she finally understands that Anne's finger-spelled letters w-a-t-e-r mean the cold fluid rushing over her hand. Helen Keller was always a compassionate and witty advocate for the handicapped, and her sincere and eloquent memoir is deeply moving for the sighted and the blind, the deaf and the hearing, the young and the old . . . And truly marvelous reading for all.
This Signet Classic edition includes a facsimile of the Braille alphabet, a sign-language alphabet, a full selection of Helen Keller's letters, and a new introduction by Jim Knipfel.