Civil War Memoirs of Louisa May Alcott (Unabridged)

eBook: Civil War Memoirs of Louisa May Alcott (Unabridged)

Sprache - Englisch

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Civil War Memoirs of Louisa May Alcott (Unabridged)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The edition is a compilation of sketches, memoirs and letters Louisa May Alcott sent home during the weeks she spent as a volunteer nurse for the Union Army during the American Civil War in Georgetown. While serving as a nurse, Alcott wrote letters to her family in Concord. At the urging of others, she prepared them later for publication. The narrator of the stories was renamed Tribulation Periwinkle but the sketches are virtually authentic to Alcott's real experiences. Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist.


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Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) stands among the most lauded figures in the annals of American literature. Born on November 29, in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Alcott was the second of four daughters to educator Amos Bronson Alcott and Abigail May Alcott. Despite enduring financial instability throughout her childhood, she was tutored by her father and benefited from the company of his illustrious friends, including Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. Alcott's foray into writing was propelled by the need to support her family financially, and her experiences often provided direct inspiration for her work. Her literary journey is earmarked with the publication of 'Hospital Sketches' (1863) based on her tenure as a Civil War nurse, a role which deeply influenced her worldview. Alcott's prolific career is chiefly anchored by her seminal novel, 'Little Women' (1868), which deftly weaves autobiographical elements with rich characterizations, earning acclaim for its warmth and authenticity. Steeped in themes of domesticity, work, and true womanhood, Alcott's writing style seamlessly melds her Transcendentalist upbringing with a progressive feminist ethos. In addition to her widely-recognized novels, she authored an array of short stories and gothic thrillers under pseudonyms. Alcott never married, devoting her life to literature and reform. Her 'Civil War Memoirs of Louisa May Alcott (Unabridged)' posthumously honors her literary canon and contributions to Civil War literature. Louisa May Alcott's legacy endures, as her literary contributions continue to be celebrated for their timeless resonance and their role in shaping the contours of American juvenile fiction.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 400 Seiten

Größe: 944,5 KB

ISBN: 8596547745532

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