Hospital Sketches / Edition 1

Hospital Sketches / Edition 1

by Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott
ISBN-10:
0312260288
ISBN-13:
2900312260285
Pub. Date:
09/25/2003
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Hospital Sketches / Edition 1

Hospital Sketches / Edition 1

by Louisa May Alcott Louisa May Alcott
Current price is , Original price is $18.75. You
$18.75
$14.13 $18.75 Save 25% Current price is $14.13, Original price is $18.75. You Save 25%.
Note: Access code and/or supplemental material are not guaranteed to be included with textbook rental or used textbook.

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Please check back later for updated availability.

Temporarily Out of Stock Online


Overview

This is Alcott's account of her experiences as a nurse during the Civil War in a Washington D.C. hospital. The sketches are taken "from letters hastily written in the few leisure moments of a very busy life," and so maintain the immediacy and force of their author.


Related collections and offers

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900312260285
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 09/25/2003
Series: Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 138
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott subsequently wrote Little Women (1868) and other classic works.

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

Customer Reviews