Hospital Sketches

by Louisa May Alcott | Literature & Fiction |
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Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 11/16/2013
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, November 16, 2013
The adventures of Tribulation Periwinkle, volunteer Civil War nurse...based on the author's real-life experiences.

My favorite bit?

I am naturally irascible, and if I could have shaken this negative gentleman vigorously, the relief would have been immense. The prejudices of society forbidding this mode of redress, I merely glowered at him...

I can definitely identify with that. :p

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, December 21, 2013

Released 7 yrs ago (12/20/2013 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Headed out in quietorchid's Medicine Chest IV.

Journal Entry 3 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, January 25, 2014
Came home in the Medicine chest IV. Looks interesting.

Journal Entry 4 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Sunday, January 26, 2014
#1. DON'T read the introduction, where you will find out that Alcott's womanly nature matured in her hospital experiences, so she could fufill her highest talents writing stories for girls. ARRRRGGGGH!

Great sketches. They clearly are based on letters to loved ones, trying to be brave and cheerful while working in an understaffed and unsupplied hospital in Washington DC. Alcott's wit and mischeviousness comes through, as does the undertone of pity and despair at what she was witness to. Nice to see her unfiltered.

Journal Entry 5 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Saturday, February 14, 2015

Released 6 yrs ago (2/14/2015 UTC) at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA


Put in the Medicine Chest V Bookbox.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, April 15, 2015
I've been eyeing this little book the moment I notice that it would be in the book box. I am glad that it has remained in the box for me. : ) I don't know why, maybe because it's by the author of The Little Women.

Journal Entry 7 by wingAzukiwing at Miami, Florida USA on Wednesday, December 28, 2016
I showed hubby the book I was reading. "Do you know who's Louisa May Alcott?" Nope. "Heard of Little Women?" "Ah, that's the tv series about female women!" He saw my face. "No. I'm sure, that's the name of a tv show!"

Well, he is not wrong, though I seriously considered that I should revoked his BC account.

For me, Little Women was required reading at my school, so I couldn't imagine anyone not knowing it. Though of course hubby came from an all boys school.

Anyway, it was an interesting read. The language takes some getting used to, but it gives me such a vivid image of the author: funny, bold, witty and confident. Her narratives are so imaginative: "two invalid tables, ditto chairs, wandered here and there" "(the meals) consisted of beef, evidently put down for the men of '76;... butter, salt as if churned by Lot's wife; stewed blackberries, so much like preserved cockroaches, that only those devoid of imagination could partake thereof with relish".

Will likely set aside for the medicine chest bookbox unless another interesting opportunity comes along.

Released 3 yrs ago (4/29/2018 UTC) at Conchas Little Free Library in Lisboa - Lumiar , Lisboa (cidade) Portugal


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