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Eight Cousins

Louisa M. Alcott

Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott, or The Aunt-Hill was published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott is the story of Rose Campbell, a lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and must now reside with her maiden great aunts, the matriarchs of her wealthy Boston family. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad, he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing, she becomes happier and healthier while finding her place in her family of seven boy cousins and numerous aunts and uncles. She also makes friends with Phebe, her aunts' young housemaid, whose cheerful attitude in the face of poverty helps Rose to understand and value her own good fortune. This anthology is a thorough introduction to classic literature for those who have not yet experienced these literary masterworks. For those who have known and loved these works in the past, this is an invitation to reunite with old friends in a fresh new format. From Shakespeare's finesse to Oscar Wilde's wit, this unique collection brings together works as diverse and influential as The Pilgrim's Progress and Othello. As an anthology that invites readers to immerse themselves in the masterpieces of the literary giants, it is must-have addition to any library. Each chapter describes an adventure in Rose's life as she learns to help herself and others make good choices. Rose must define for herself her role as the only woman of her generation in her family and as an heiress in Boston's elite society. Motherless for most of her life, 13-year-old Rose looks to her many aunts, her friends, and the housemaid Phebe as feminine role models. At the same time, she's suddenly confronted with a male guardian and 7 male cousins, none of whom she knows well, after losing her beloved father, the only male in her life. Eight Cousins Louisa May Alcott is a great book highly recommended to read .

Book Details

  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publish Date: Mar 18th, 2016
  • Pages: 134
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.29in - 0.42lb
  • EAN: 9781530616480
  • Categories: ClassicsWomen
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