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.
Keller's story has been inspiring readers for generations and was named one of the 100 most important books of the 20th century by the New York Public Library. This edition, however, has been restored with material not found in previous editions, including accounts by teacher Anne Sullivan and assistant John Macy as well as a new foreword and afterword by editor and scholar Shattuck. The text is buttressed with ten illustrations, and the volume has an index and a suggested reading list. A gem. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
This new edition helps us to consider and reconsider the phenomenal story from all its perspectives.--Merle Rubin