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Gitter, Elisabeth 1945-

Works: 3 works in 17 publications in 1 language and 973 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV1624.B7, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Elisabeth Gitter
The imprisoned guest : Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl by Elisabeth Gitter( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1837, Samuel Gridley Howe, director of Boston's Perkins Institution for the Blind, heard about a bright, deaf-blind seven year old, the daughter of New Hampshire farmers. At once he resolved to rescue her from the darkness and silence of the tomb, and indeed, thanks to Howe and an extraordinary group of female teachers, Laura Bridgman learned to finger-spell, to read raised letters, and to write legibly and even eloquently. Philosophers, poets, educators, theologians, and early psychologists hailed Laura as a moral inspiration and a living laboratory for the most controversial ideas of the day. She quickly became a major tourist attraction, and many influential writers and reformers visited her or wrote about her. But as the Civil War loomed and her girlish appeal faded, the public began to lose interest. By the time Laura died in 1889, she had been wholly eclipsed by the prettier, more ingratiating Helen Keller. The Imprisoned Guest retrieves Laura Bridgman's forgotten life, placing it in the context of nineteenth-century American social, intellectual, and cultural history. Her troubling, tumultuous relationship with Howe, who rode Laura's achievements to his own fame, but could not cope with the intense, demanding adult she became, sheds light on the contradictory attitudes of a progressive era, in which we can find some precursors of our own
The complete book of flowerpot ecology by Anna B Gesmer( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instructions for planting and growing a variety of plants indoors
Deaf-mutes and heroines in the Victorian era by Elisabeth Gitter( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.27 (from 0.25 for The comple ... to 0.97 for Deaf-mutes ...)

The imprisoned guest : Samuel Howe and Laura Bridgman, the original deaf-blind girl
English (17)