The Death of a Soldier

By Louisa May Alcott
Read by Karen White

The Going Public … in Shorts Series

0.37 Hours 06/02/2013 unabridged
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Before Louisa May Alcott achieved national fame with Little Women, she received success and recognition for Hospital Sketches, which was published in 1863. The book is based on her experience as a Civil War nurse at a Union hospital in Georgetown. In “The Death of a Soldier,” an excerpt from the fourth chapter, she recounts the final days of a young Virginian blacksmith named John. Told through his nurse, Periwinkle, who stands by his side until his death, John never wavers in his desire to return to his post as a soldier and fulfill his duty. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

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Summary

Summary

Before Louisa May Alcott achieved national fame with Little Women, she received success and recognition for Hospital Sketches, which was published in 1863. The book is based on her experience as a Civil War nurse at a Union hospital in Georgetown. In “The Death of a Soldier,” an excerpt from the fourth chapter, she recounts the final days of a young Virginian blacksmith named John. Told through his nurse, Periwinkle, who stands by his side until his death, John never wavers in his desire to return to his post as a soldier and fulfill his duty.

Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Fluent and sparkling in style, with touches of quiet humanity and lively wit, relieving what would otherwise be a topic too somber and sad, they are graphic in description.”  Boston Transcript

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Author Bio: Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Educated by her father until she was sixteen, she also studied under Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Theodore Parker. A prolific writer, her most famous work was Little Women, a timeless American classic.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 0.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English