Hospital Sketches / Edition 1

Hospital Sketches / Edition 1

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by Louisa May Alcott, Alice Fahs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312260288

ISBN-13: 9780312260286

Pub. Date: 09/25/2003

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

"I want something to do."
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.
"Write a book," quoth the author of my being.See more details below

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"I want something to do."
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.
"Write a book," quoth the author of my being.
"Don't know enough, sir. First live, then write."
"Try teaching again," suggested my mother.
"No thank you, ma'am, ten years of that is enough."
"Take a husband like my Darby, and fulfill your mission," said sister Joan, home on a visit.
"Can't afford expensive luxuries, Mrs. Coobiddy."
"Turn actress, and immortalize your name," said sister Vashti, striking an attitude.
"I won't."
"Go nurse the soldiers," said my young brother, Tom, panting for "the tented field."
"I will!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312260286
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
09/25/2003
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
5.47(w) x 8.34(h) x 0.29(d)

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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Hospital Sketches 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"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