Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880, in Tuscumbia,
Alabama. Though born with the ability to see and hear, at nineteen-months-old
she contracted an acute illness that left her both deaf and blind. Eventually, twenty-year-old
Anne Sullivan, herself visually impaired, became Keller’s speech instructor. It
was the beginning of a forty-nine-year-long relationship during which Sullivan
evolved into Keller’s governess and eventually her companion. In 1914, Sullivan’s
health began to fail, so a young woman from Scotland, Polly Thomson, was hired
to keep house. Though she had no experience with deaf or blind people, Thompson
progressed to working as a secretary, and eventually became a constant
companion to Keller. Keller went on to become a famous speaker and
author. Today she is known worldwide as a suffragist, a pacifist, a radical
socialist, and a birth control advocate.
This audiobook is a rare recording of these three remarkable
women. Download and start listening now!