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The Last Letter Home Summary
Vilhelm Moberg

Everything you need to understand or teach The Last Letter Home by Vilhelm Moberg.

  • The Last Letter Home Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Last Letter Home Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Last Letter Home Summary

Plot Summary

When the Civil War breaks out in Part 1, Karl wants to enlist to serve his country, but Kristina objects to him becoming a murderer because she worries about his eternal soul. Luckily for Kristina, Karl's lame leg causes the doctors to reject him for service. Karl argues with Samuel Nojd about whether the land was stolen from the Indians or rightfully belongs to the settlers who bought it as the Sioux, suffering from famine during the harsh winter, sharpen their tomahawks. When Kristina gets sick, bleeding between her legs, Ulrika convinces her to go to the doctor who warns that her next childbed will kill her, and Karl endures the deprivation out of concern for his wife. Karl receives a letter from his sister, Lydia, in Sweden, informing him that their mother has died.

Though many Lutherans are swayed to the Baptist faith in Part 2, Kristina decides to...

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Study Pack

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