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Hospital sketches, and Camp and fireside stories

Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Boston : Roberts Bros., 1885.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Hospital Sketches: These sketches, taken from letters hastily written in the few leisure moments of a very busy life, make no pretension to literary merit, but are simply a brief record of one person's hospital experience. To those who have objected to a "tone of levity" in some portions of the sketches, I desire to say that the wish to make the best of everything, and send home cheerful reports even from that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Hospital sketches, and Camp and fireside stories.
Boston : Roberts Bros., 1885
(OCoLC)647112099
Named Person: Louisa May Alcott; Louisa May Alcott
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louisa May Alcott
OCLC Number: 11642094
Notes: Autobiographical.
Description: ii, 379 pages, 4 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents: Obtaining supplies --
A forward movement --
A day --
A night --
Off duty --
A postscript --
The King of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts --
Mrs. Podgers' teapot --
My contraband --
Love and loyalty --
A modern Cinderella --
The Blue and the Gray --
A hospital Christmas --
An hour.
Other Titles: Camp and fireside stories.
Responsibility: by Louisa M. Alcott.

Abstract:

Hospital Sketches: These sketches, taken from letters hastily written in the few leisure moments of a very busy life, make no pretension to literary merit, but are simply a brief record of one person's hospital experience. To those who have objected to a "tone of levity" in some portions of the sketches, I desire to say that the wish to make the best of everything, and send home cheerful reports even from that saddest of scenes, an army hospital, probably produced the impression of levity upon those who have never known the sharp contrasts of the tragic and comic in such a life. - Preface.
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