The Story of My Life: The Restored Classic (Paperback)

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By Helen Keller, Roger Shattuck (Editor), Dorothy Herrmann (With), Anne Sullivan (Contributions by), John Macy (Contributions by)
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Finally restored to its original state, this is the most authoritative paperback version of Helen Keller's classic now available.

The story of Helen Keller, who triumphed over deafness and blindness and became "a symbol of the indomitable human spirit," is now considered one of the "hundred most important books of the twentieth century" (New York Public Library). Yet the astonishing original version, first published in 1903, has been out of print for many years. In this, "the restored classic," Roger Shattuck, in collaboration with Dorothy Hermann, has reedited the book to reflect its original composition. Keller's remarkable transformation is presented in three successive accounts: Keller's own version; the letters of "teacher" Anne Sullivan, submerged in the earliest edition; and the valuable documentation by their assistant, John Macy. Including opening and closing commentary by Shattuck and notes by Hermann, this volume has already established itself as the definitive edition of a classic work.

About the Author

Roger Shattuck, author of Forbidden Knowledge and Proust's Way, has won the National Book Award. He lives in Vermont.

Dorothy Hermann is the author of Helen Keller: A Life. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania, and New York City.

Praise For…

This new edition helps us to consider and reconsider the phenomenal story from all its perspectives.
— Merle Rubin - Los Angeles Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393325683
ISBN-10: 0393325687
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: June 17th, 2004
Pages: 492
Language: English