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Hospital Sketches: A Quick Read edition
Quick Read
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Hospital Sketches: A Quick Read edition

Quick Read

Livre numérique

  • Aide EAN13 : 9782385822415
    • Fichier EPUB, libre d'utilisation
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Discover a new way to read classics with Quick Read.
This Quick Read edition includes both the full text and a summary for each
\- Reading time of the complete text: about 3 hours
\- Reading time of the summarized text: 4 minutes

"Hospital Sketches" is a compilation of four sketches based on letters written
by Louisa May Alcott during her time as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army
in Georgetown during the American Civil War. The story begins with Tribulation
Periwinkle expressing her desire for something to do and ultimately deciding
to nurse the soldiers. She faces challenges in finding a spot and securing a
place on the train. Upon arriving in Washington DC, Periwinkle tends to the
wounded soldiers from the Battle of Fredericksburg, engaging in conversations
with them. The death of a blacksmith named John deeply affects her. Alcott's
decision to become a nurse was influenced by the outbreak of the Civil War and
her desire to contribute. She contracted typhoid fever during her service but
survived. The sketches were initially published in an abolitionist magazine
and received critical acclaim, making Alcott an overnight success. The book
was eventually published and dedicated to a friend who helped Alcott secure
her nursing position. Alcott's father predicted the sketches would be popular,
and their success surprised her. The book was praised for its style and humor.
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