Eight Cousins: The Aunt-Hill

Eight Cousins: The Aunt-Hill

by Louisa May Alcott

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Eight Cousins: The Aunt-Hill by Louisa May Alcott

Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill was first published in 1875 by American novelist Louisa May Alcott. It 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. - Source: Wilipedia

This edition of the book contains 19 original illustrations, rejuvenated

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979640954
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2017
Pages: 140
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Louisa May Alcott, November 29, 1832 - March 6, 1888, was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the novel Little Women (1868) and its sequels Little Men (1871) and Jo's Boys (1886). Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau.

Her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard, under which Alcott wrote novels for young adults.

Alcott died at age 55 of a stroke in Boston, on March 6, 1888, two days after her father's death. - Wikipedia

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