Hospital Sketches

by Louisa May Alcott | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0918222788 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingeponine38wing of Winchester, Massachusetts USA on 8/21/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by wingeponine38wing from Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Friday, August 21, 2015
Duplicate copy for release. I've read part of this in a book of Alcott's short stories.

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.

Journal Entry 2 by wingeponine38wing at Winchester, Massachusetts USA on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (8/22/2015 UTC) at Winchester, Massachusetts USA


Traveling in quietorchid's Medicine Chest V Bookbox. Hope someone will enjoy it!

Journal Entry 3 by quietorchid at Saint Paul, Minnesota USA on Thursday, October 15, 2015
Came home in the Medicine Chest. Nice little book by Alcott. Here is my orginal review:
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.

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