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Flight of the Wild Swan

Audiobook
Fiction
Unabridged   8.5 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/16/2024

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Flight of the Wild Swan

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696614689

Summary

A majestic novel of Florence Nightingale, whose courage, self-confidence, and resilience transformed nursing and the role of women in medicine.

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A majestic novel of Florence Nightingale, whose courage, self-confidence, and resilience transformed nursing and the role of women in medicine

Sweeping yet intimate, Flight of the Wild Swan tells the story of Florence Nightingale, a brilliant, trailblazing woman whose humanity has been obscured beneath the iconic weight of legend. From adolescence, Nightingale was determined to fulfill her life's calling to serve the sick and suffering. Overcoming Victorian hierarchies, familial expectations, patriarchal resistance, and her own illness, she used her hard-won acclaim as a battlefield nurse to bring the profession out of its shadowy, disreputable status and elevate nursing to a skilled practice and compassionate art.

In lush, lyrical detail, Melissa Pritchard reveals Nightingale as a rebel who wouldn't relent—one whose extraordinary life offers a grand lesson in inspired will.

Reviews/Praise

"Narrator Jayne Entwistle uses her gift of voice to show us the range of emotions that Florence experiences throughout her life. She is youthful and questioning as a young girl, optimistic as she sets goals and dreams for her future, and stubborn and strong-willed as she faces Victorian societal norms and expectations of the roles women should play in society." —Sharon Haupt, Booklist

Author Bio

Melissa Pritchard is the award-winning author of twelve books, including the novels Flight of the Wild Swan and Palmerino, the short story collection The Odditorium, and the essay collection A Solemn Pleasure. An Emeritus Professor of English and Women's Studies at Arizona State University, she lives in Columbus, Georgia.