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Hospital Sketches
     

Hospital Sketches

by Louisa May Alcott
 

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ISBN-10: 1595401083

ISBN-13: 9781595401083

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: 1st World Library

A collection of letters written when Alcott was a Civil War army nurse, they garnered Alcott's first critical recognition for her observations and humour.

Overview

A collection of letters written when Alcott was a Civil War army nurse, they garnered Alcott's first critical recognition for her observations and humour.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595401083
Publisher:
1st World Library
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.26(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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