Hospital Sketches (Esprios Classics)

Hospital Sketches (Esprios Classics)

by Louisa May Alcott
Hospital Sketches (Esprios Classics)

Hospital Sketches (Esprios Classics)

by Louisa May Alcott

Paperback

$21.99
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for delivery by Tuesday, December 13

Overview

Hospital Sketches (1863) is a compilation of four sketches based on letters Louisa May Alcott sent home during the six weeks she spent as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War in Georgetown. Tribulation Periwinkle opens the story by complaining, "I want something to do." She dismisses suggestions to write a book, teach, get married, or start acting. When her younger brother suggests she "go nurse the soldiers", she immediately responds, "I will!" After substantial hardship in trying to obtain a spot, she has further difficulty finding a place on the train. She then describes her travel through New York, Philadelphia, and Baltimore en route to Washington DC.



Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798211976443
Publisher: Blurb, Inc.
Publication date: 11/10/2022
Pages: 84
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Little Women is loosely based on Alcott's childhood experiences with her three sisters.

Customer Reviews