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On Picket Duty and Other Tales (EasyRead Comfort Edition) [Large Print] [Paperback]

Louisa May Alcott


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20 Dec 2007
On Picket Duty and Other Tales (1884) is a collection of short stories by Louisa May Alcott that are mostly didactic and moral in tone. On Picket Duty deals with a group of soldiers on guard duty who discuss their courtships and marriages. The Death of John is a real story of a morally hurt soldier's last night. The King of Clubs and The Queen of Hearts, and The Cross On The Old Church Tower, are also included in this collection.

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  • Paperback: 156 pages
  • Publisher: ReadHowYouWant (20 Dec 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1427017778
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427017772
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm

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Louisa May Alcott was born in 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania, but grew up in Concord, Massachusetts. Educated by her father, the Transcendentalist thinker Bronson Alcott, she was influenced by the prominent men of his circle. Emerson, Hawthorne, Parker and Thoreau. The family was usually short of money, and she worked at various tasks from sewing to writing to help to support it. The Civil War broke out in 1861, and in 1862 she began to work as a volunteer army nurse in a Union Hospital. Out of this came her first book, Hospital Sketches (1863); she went on to write several Gothic romances and thrillers. With the publication of Little Women, her first full-length novel for girls, Alcott leapt from being an obscure, struggling New England writer to becoming the best-selling American author of the century. However, she suffered from ill health aggravated by early deprivation and overwork. Alcott died in Boston in 1888.

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About the Author

Louisa May Alcott was both an abolitionist and a feminist. She is best known for Little Women (1868), a semiautobiographical account of her childhood years with her sisters in Concord, Massachusetts. Alcott, unlike Jo, never married: ''... because I have fallen in love with so many pretty girls and never once the least bit with any man.'' She was an advocate of women's suffrage and was the first woman to register to vote in Concord, Massachusetts.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Dated but nonetheless touching 19 Jun 2012
By MamaSylvia - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
eBook downloaded free from Gutenberg. Short collection of short pieces, set during the Civil War. Besides the title piece, The King of Clubs and the Queen of Hearts, The Cross On the Old Church Tower, and The Death of John (labelled a true story) are included.

Although quite dated, this collection will remind the reader of Alcott's skill at tearjerkers. The Death of John seems to be an expanded version of a story included in Hospital Sketches. Keep a box of kleenex handy when reading this! Spelling and grammar were acceptable, formatting was occasionally a little wonky but not to the point that it distracted me from the story.
3.0 out of 5 stars Short storys 31 Jan 2013
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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3 short stories, one of which is a republishing of part of hospital sketches. The main soldier in each story dies. Luckily for the most part not as preachy as some of her other works.
4.0 out of 5 stars On Picket Duty was the best of the short stories in this book 28 Aug 2014
By Mike Regan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
On Picket Duty was the best of the short stories in this book. I find it interesting to read the stroies of authers who lived much closer to the historical events about which they are writing than we are.
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