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Hospital Sketches

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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An account of Alcott's experiences as a nurse during the Civil War.

Hospital Sketches

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Several years before Louisa May Alcott created Little Women (1868), her most well known novel, she worked as a nurse at a soldiers’ hospital in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War. Drawing on that experience, Alcott wrote Hospital Sketches (1863), a vivid account that offers rich insights into women’s wartime roles, the shocking conditions in soldiers’ hospitals, the lives of the soldiers themselves, and the racial prejudice of the time. Part of a vast outpouring of popular Civil War literature published during the conflict, Hospital Sketches tells us much about mid–nineteenth-century literary culture and the ways in which the war was re-created in literature for the reading public in the North. Alice Fahs’s introduction supplies biographical, literary, and historical context for Alcott’s work. Illustrations, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography add to the volume’s value.

Hospital Sketches And Camp and Fireside Stories

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Hospital Sketches and Camp and Fireside Stories

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

Hospital Sketches

Author : Louisa May LOUISA MAY ALCOTT
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Civil War Hospital Sketches

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Written by the author of Little Women during the winter of 1862–63, these memoirs reveal the realities of battlefield medicine as well as the tentative first steps of women in military service.

Hospital Sketches Webster s French Thesaurus Edition

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Websters paperbacks take advantage of the fact that classics are frequently assigned readings in English courses. By using a running English-to-French thesaurus at the bottom of each page, this edition of Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott was edited for three audiences. The first includes French-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. The second audience includes English-speaking students enrolled in bilingual education programs or French speakers enrolled in English-speaking schools. The third audience consists of students who are actively building their vocabularies in French in order to take foreign service, translation certification, Advanced Placement (AP) or similar examinations. By using the Webster's French Thesaurus Edition when assigned for an English course, the reader can enrich their vocabulary in anticipation of an examination in French or English.TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. All rights reserved.Websters edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to difficult, yet commonly used words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in French, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English, and avoid them using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher awords meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. If a difficult wo

Hospital Sketches 1863

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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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.SummaryTribulation 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.Immediately after her arrival, Periwinkle must attend to the wounded from the Battle of Fredericksburg. Her first assignment is washing them before putting them to bed. She converses with the various wounded soldiers, including an Irishman and a Virginia blacksmith. The death of the blacksmith, a man named John, in particular touches her deeply.

An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving And Hospital Sketches Dodo Press

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was a prolific and multi-talented American writer. Amongst her works are passionate, fiery novels, moralistic and wholesome stories for children, philosophical essays and letters. Her overwhelming success however, was with Little Women: or Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868), a semiautobiographical account of her childhood years with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Part Two, or Part Second, also known as Good Wives (1869) followed the March sisters into adulthood and their respective marriages. Little Men (1871) detailed the characters and ways of Alcott's nephews who lived with her at Orchard House in Concord, and Jo's Boys (1886) completed the "March Family Saga. "

Louisa May Alcott

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A revisionist profile of the author of "Little Women" and other classics draws on extensive research using Alcott's journals and correspondence to cover such topics as her embrace of untraditional roles and her early death.

The Louisa May Alcott Encyclopedia

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Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) is arguably the most widely read 19th-century American author. She has long been a staple of children's literature courses, and her works now also receive significant attention in American studies and women's studies classes. This reference collects in a comprehensive and reliable single volume the most important facts about Alcott's life and works. It surveys the basic biographical details of her family and personal life; it supplies essential information on her historical and cultural contexts, including her place in the 19th-century publishing milieu, various reform movements, and major historical events, such as the Civil War; and it treats her writings, both the adult and children's works, in an accurate, informative, and accessible manner.

Louisa May Alcott s Civil War

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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The Civil War stories of one of America's most beloved writers are gathered in this single volume. The book includes Hospital Sketches, Alcott's fictionalized account of her service as a nurse. Nine short stories weave dramatic tales about the personal effects of the war. For example, in Love and Loyalty, a young woman learns a lesson about compassion in the aftermath of the battle of Gettysburg, while The Brothers tells a dramatic story of a family conflict that ends with the assault of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment on Fort Wagner. The book includes excerpts from her Civil War-era journals, giving the reader a glimpse into how real life inspired fiction. Jan Turnquist, executive director of the Orchard House in Concord, Massachusetts, and Alcott interpreter, provides an insightful introduction that emphasizes the impact of the Civil War on Alcott's writing. Book jacket.

Short Stories

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Poignant collection of 5 stories ? based in part on the author's experiences as a nurse during the Civil War ? includes "A Night," a moving account of her encounter with a dying soldier; "My Contraband," a gripping tale of vengeance involving a Civil War nurse, her Confederate patient and his former slave; plus 3 other titles.

Little Women

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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SPECIAL 150TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION One hundred and fifty years ago, at the request of her publisher, Louisa May Alcott sat down reluctantly to write 'a girls' book'. Knowing that, contrary to society's expectations, girls often had to be brave, resourceful and bold, that the private lives of girls were colourful and surprising, Alcott wrote a book in which girls would recognise themselves. She drew on her own experiences and those of her impoverished New England family in writing her new novel, and declared, when she was finished, that it was better than she expected: 'Not a bit sensational, but simple and true, for we really lived most of it, and if it succeeds that will be the reason of it. . .' Simple, true, and keenly resonant with life, spirit and affection, Little Women did succeed, delighting readers across the world, and it has never been out of print since its first publication in 1868. Whichever sister you are drawn to, be it sensible, romantic Meg or sweet, sunshiny Beth, whether you are burning with ambition like Jo, or share with Amy the wish for a more beautiful nose, the March girls are all irresistible, and will go on winning hearts and capturing imaginations for the next 150 years to come. Includes the sequel Good Wives.

Louisa May Alcott on Race Sex and Slavery

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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The passionate supporter of abolition and women's rights speaks out on the most controversial issues of the day.

Fredericksburg Fredericksburg

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During the battle of Gettysburg, as Union troops along Cemetery Ridge rebuffed Pickett's Charge, they were heard to shout, "Give them Fredericksburg!" Their cries reverberated from a clash that, although fought some six months earlier, clearly loomed large in the minds of Civil War soldiers. Fought on December 13, 1862, the battle of Fredericksburg ended in a stunning defeat for the Union. Confederate general Robert E. Lee suffered roughly 5,000 casualties but inflicted more than twice that many losses--nearly 13,000--on his opponent, General Ambrose Burnside. As news of the Union loss traveled north, it spread a wave of public despair that extended all the way to President Lincoln. In the beleaguered Confederacy, the southern victory bolstered flagging hopes, as Lee and his men began to take on an aura of invincibility. George Rable offers a gripping account of the battle of Fredericksburg and places the campaign within its broader political, social, and military context. Blending battlefield and home front history, he not only addresses questions of strategy and tactics but also explores material conditions in camp, the rhythms and disruptions of military life, and the enduring effects of the carnage on survivors--both civilian and military--on both sides.

Behind a Mask

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Markedly different from Little Women, this collection reveals the "other" Alcott with thrilling yarns of seduction, betrayal, and murder, plus fictionalized accounts of the author's experiences as a Civil War nurse.

Alternative Alcott

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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Gathers lesser known essays and stories by Alcott, offers a brief profile of the writer, and discusses major themes in her work

Team of Rivals

Author : Doris Kearns Goodwin
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In this monumental multiple biography, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin studies Abraham Lincoln's mastery of men. She shows how he saved Civil War-torn America by appointing his fiercest rivals to key cabinet positions, making them help achieve his vision for peace. As well as a thrilling piece of narrative history, it's an inspiring study of one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen. A book to bury yourself in.

A Country Christmas

Author : Louisa May Alcott
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In "A Country Christmas", Louisa May Alcott tells the story of Sophie, a debutante from the city who travels to rural Vermont to spend Christmas with her cousins Saul and Ruth. Though apprehensive at first, Sophie learns that the charms of celebrating Christmas in the country are many.