College and a Best-selling Author
Helen becomes a member of the freshman class of 1904 at Radcliffe. No special provisions were made for her, other than purchasing books in Braille, and raised type, and creating special Braille tests for her to take. She had no tutors, and Anne Sullivan had to fingerspell most of the material into Helen's hands.
In her first year, she studies French, German, history, English composition and English literature. In French she reads Corneille, Molière, Racine, Alfred de Musset and Sainte-Beuve ... in German, Goethe and Schiller. In history she studies the whole period from the fall of the Roman Empire to the eighteenth century, and in English literature studies critically Milton's poems and "Aeropagitica."
In her second year at Radcliffe, Helen studies English composition, the Bible as English literature, the governments of America and Europe, the Odes of Horace, and Latin comedy, with the class in English composition being her favorite.
In her third year, Helen studies economics, Elizabethan literature, Shakespeare, and the History of Philosophy. She also starts work on a series of articles to be published in Ladies Home Journal about her life.
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