Eight Cousins

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Eight Cousins, or The Aunt-Hill 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._x000D_ The sequel to Eight Cousins is Rose in Bloom, which continues Rose's story into young adulthood, depicting courtship and marriage, poverty and charity, transcendental poetry and prose, family and friends._x000D_ Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) was an American novelist and poet best known as the author of the classic Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Alcott was an abolitionist and a feminist.

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Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888) stands as one of the most enduring American authors of the nineteenth century, best recognized for her contributions to children's literature and her role in the women's suffrage movement. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, Alcott was the second of four daughters. Her upbringing was steeped in the intellectual and reformist atmosphere of New England, strongly influenced by her father, Amos Bronson Alcott, who was a transcendentalist philosopher and educator, and her mother, Abigail May, an abolitionist and feminist (Saxton, 1977). Alcott's literary career commenced with works penned under pseudonyms, but her true breakout came with the semi-autobiographical novel 'Little Women' (1868), which brought her international acclaim and financial stability (Matteson, 2019).
Alcott's 'Eight Cousins' (1875) follows Rose Campbell, a recently orphaned girl, as she navigates life with her extended family, including seven male cousins. A lesser-known work compared to 'Little Women,' it still reflects Alcott's didactic themes and progressive ideas on female education and health. This work, like many of her others, was ahead of its time in promoting gender equality and continues to resonate with contemporary discussions on gender roles (Keyser, 2000).
Her literary style often fused realism with romanticism, didactic elements, and candid autobiographical features. Alcott's impact on literature not only secured her a place in the canon of American writers but also cemented her legacy as an advocate for issues such as women's rights, education, and abolition, which were central themes in her personal life and written works (Elbert, 1984).

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 890 Seiten

Größe: 604,8 KB

ISBN: 8596547008484