Florence Nightingale: The Angel of the Crimea

Version: Unabridged
Author: Laura E. Richards
Narrator: Anna Fields
Genres: Biography & Memoir
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2001
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 22 minutes
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This uplifting account of a noble life will inspire the entire family. The name of Florence Nightingale is a household word, but the exact nature and scope of her work, and the difficulties and discouragement under which it was accomplished, are unknown to many of today's youth.

Reviews (3)

Florence Nightingale

Written by Julie on October 19th, 2009

  • Book Rating: 4/5

A wonderful story of selfless giving. Very interesting to learn of a woman whose name I have heard all my life. Prototype of our modern-day nurses.

florence nightingale

Written by Sherry Murray from Jacksonville, FL on May 13th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 3/5

This biography was written for children many years ago. It has a quaintness about it that is lacking in today's kid lit. The author's treatment of Florence is almost beatification. In today's world where most all our heroes are shown to have feet of clay, it is refreshing to encounter such a laudatory treatment of a person with whom we are all so familiar. Now I am interested in learning more about the "real" Florence Nightingale. Lytton Strachey's "Eminent Victorians" has been recommended.

Florence Nightingale

Written by SS on April 2nd, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I enjoyed learning more about Florence Nightingale but the book was so positive about her that it seemed a bit unrealistic. It was written for children but the language is in an adult tone.

Author Details

Author Details

Richards, Laura E.

Laura E. Richards (1850-1943), a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, was born in Boston to eminent parents: Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe, founder of the Perkins School for the Blind, and Julia Ward Howe, social reformer and lyricist of the "Battle Hymn of the Republic." In 1871, she married Henry Richards (1848-1949), architect and industrialist, and moved with him to Gardiner, Maine. Following the example of her parents, she brought about many social reforms and civic improvements in her hometown. She also wrote more than ninety works, mostly in the fields of children's literature