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Author: Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller, Polly Thompson Narrator: Anne Sullivan, Helen Keller, Polly Thompson Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781593166830
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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. 

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About the Author

Helen Keller (1880–1968), born at Tuscumbia, Alabama, became deaf and blind at nineteen months. Her real life began when she was almost seven years old, on the day when Annie Sullivan, a twenty year-old graduate of the Perkins School for the Blind, came to be her teacher. They were inseparable until Annie’s death in 1936. Helen went on to graduate cum laude from Radcliffe College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1904, becoming the first deaf and blind person to graduate from college. She attained high distinction as a lecturer, writer, scholar, and prominent worker for social reform. Her books include The Story of My Life (1902), The World I Live In (1908), Out of the Dark (1913), My Religion (1927), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), and Let Us Have Faith (1940). Ms. Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom as well as many honorary degrees. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washington, DC.