Hospital Sketches

Hospital Sketches

by Louisa May Alcott

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Overview

This remark being addressed to the world in general, no one in particular felt it their duty to reply; so I repeated it to the smaller world about me, received the following suggestions, and settled the matter by answering my own inquiry, as people are apt to do when very much in earnest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412156950
Publisher: EbooksLib
Publication date: 04/21/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,103,428
File size: 129 KB

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she also grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.
Alcott's family suffered financial difficulties, and while she worked to help support the family from an early age, she also sought an outlet in writing. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which she wrote novels for young adults.

Table of Contents

PART I.
    Introduction: Louisa May
    Alcott's Civil War
    The Alcott Family
    The Struggle for Work
    Alcott's Early Literary Career
    The Coming of War
    Becoming a Nurse
    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Hospital Life and Medical Care
    The Creation of Hospital Sketches
    Alcott's Literary Style
    Claiming a Place for Women in the War Effort
    The Social Landscape of the Hospital
    Hospital Sketches and the Meaning of the Civil War
    Notes
    
PART II.
  Hospital Sketches, by Louisa May Alcott
    I. Obtaining Supplies
    II. A Forward Movement
    III. A Day
    IV. A Night
    V. Off Duty
    VI. A Postscript
    
APPENDICES
    Chronology of Louisa
    May Alcott's Life
    Questions for Consideration
    Selected Bibliography
    
  Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Alcott's styie is entertaining and amusing. I've read a biography about her but not any of her actual works other than this one and am now interested enough to try "Little Women". I think this autobiogtaphical work will lend a lot to her fiction. It's always interesting to read a woman's point if view in regard to history and this was really no exception. A quick read that I'd recomnend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first half of this book was full of entertaaining descriptions of wartime nursing anecdotes. Then i dont know what happened. It seemed to unravel into random ramblings of washington and i lost interest. Not sure how this happened
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"Passed out'
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Gets a mocha from the fridge and drinks it then goe back to caring for her patients
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?....
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"Something is wrong. Teeelllllllllll mmmmeeeeee."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What in the world is going on.....im so confused
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What he heck is going on