The Death of a Soldier

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Louisa May Alcott

Narrated By: Karen White

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: December 2013

Duration: 0 hours 22 minutes


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.


Death of a Soldier

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Death of a Soldier, Louisa May Alcott