Hospital Sketches (Barnes & Noble Digital Library) [NOOK Book]

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During the Civil War, Alcott worked as a nurse in Washington D.C. In this fascinating portrait of the early days of Army nursing, comprised of four sketches based on her letters, Alcott describes her decision to become a nurse, her experiences, her job at the hospital, her illness at the hospital, and her return home.

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Hospital Sketches (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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Overview


During the Civil War, Alcott worked as a nurse in Washington D.C. In this fascinating portrait of the early days of Army nursing, comprised of four sketches based on her letters, Alcott describes her decision to become a nurse, her experiences, her job at the hospital, her illness at the hospital, and her return home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411458611
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 8/2/2011
  • Series: Barnes & Noble Digital Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 182
  • Sales rank: 573,331
  • File size: 163 KB

Meet the Author


Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American writer best known for her classic novel Little Women (1868-69), drawn from her own childhood. Personally educated by writers such as Emerson, Hawthorne, and Thoreau, she first gained literary success with Hospital Sketches (1863), based on her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War.  Her writing often deals with women’s issues in an honest, insightful manner.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2012

    I read the sample and its pretty good....

    If u like LMA..the author...then u should read this book...

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 5, 2014

    I found "Hospital Sketches" to hold remarkable insight

    I found "Hospital Sketches" to hold remarkable insight into the daily grind of a Civil War nurse. Louisa May Alcott gathers all the right elements and emotions, mixing sorrow, humor and strength together effortlessly. 

    The storyline: Tribulation Periwinkle, a restless spinster, desires to contribute in the war effort, and promptly becomes a nurse for the Union Army. Once in Washington DC, Nurse P becomes a busy woman, taking care of the injured soldiers and dealing with grueling situations, such as amputations, misfortune and death surrounding her. Trib displays a true heart for helping "the boys" in their time of need and has a wonderful sense of patriotism.

    Actually, this story comes from Miss Alcott's early published works, but she was already quite the writer. The pages of "Hospital Sketches" hold much truth. Miss Alcott herself was a nurse as Tribulation is, and many parts of the fictional story were based on actual experiences. In all honesty, it's rather a plain book, and some may find it too dry (especially in contrast to the author's famous works which contain great frivolity). "Hospital Sketches" suited me just fine though, and I'm glad she penned the story on paper for future generations to learn of her experiences.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2015

    Genis

    Yep ^_^

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    Posted March 2, 2015

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Mel

    A dagger goes through damins heart as i go and unchain my daughter even if i lost my right leg and is on crutches

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2014

    Mel

    Im ruthys mother queen of ice snow and the vampire kind camp leader of camp gold who r u rapist

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2014

    Ruthy

    Poofs

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2014

    Damin

    Waits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2014

    Emma

    Walked in. "Umm... hello?"

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    Posted November 2, 2014

    Brittany

    Im more of a surgeon but i can help !! I need your help too !! Go grab a wet rag !

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    Posted November 3, 2014

    A girl

    I dont know but somethings coming

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    Posted November 2, 2014

    Akecto

    Looks around then bows his head and walks out

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    Posted November 2, 2014

    Emily

    "YOU SHUT! IF YOU KNEW THEIR AND MY AND OUR SECRET! YOU WOULDNT HAVE DONE THAT!"

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    Posted November 2, 2014

    Jason to emily

    Calm down. I just delivered the childrn. Be nice. I can take back there powers if you want.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2014

    Frank

    My queen. Do me.

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    Posted November 16, 2014

    Damin

    Oh well im jason

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2014

    Nurse Rachel

    -she sighs- Alright. Lets go. -she walks into the room next door where a little irl is lying in a bed-

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2014

    Nurse Rachel

    -walks into Taydems Room- Were glad to have you back.

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    Posted November 19, 2014

    Fire Queen Shadow

    WHAT THE BLOODY HELL IS GOING ON!?

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    Posted October 24, 2014

    Taydem

    -she notices Clare is sleepig and checks her watch- Well i gotta go. Tell her i came by. -she hurries out-

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