Eight Cousins

Louisa May ALCOTT (1832 - 1888)

This is the story of Rose, a rich but lonely and sickly girl who has been recently orphaned and sent to live with her maiden aunts. When Rose's guardian, Uncle Alec, returns from abroad he takes over her care. Through his unorthodox theories about child-rearing and her exposure to the exploits of her seven male cousins and numerous aunts, Rose becomes happier and healthier, cured of many of her fears and prejudices. She also makes friends with Phebe, her aunts' maid of her own age, whose cheerful attitude in the face of poverty helps to illustrate to Rose her own good fortune.

Genre(s): Family

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Clarica
00:01:06
Play 01 Ch 1 - Two Girls Clarica
00:13:34
Play 02 Ch 2 - The Clan Clarica
00:16:42
Play 03 Ch 3 - The Uncles Clarica
00:19:47
Play 04 Ch 4 - Aunts Clarica
00:14:41
Play 05 Ch 5 - A Belt and a Box Clarica
00:17:22
Play 06 Ch 6 - Uncle Alec's Room Clarica
00:17:42
Play 07 Ch 7 - A Trip to China Clarica
00:17:01
Play 08 Ch 8 - And what came of it Clarica
00:13:55
Play 09 Ch 9 - Phebe's Secret Clarica
00:21:27
Play 10 Ch 10 - Rose's Sacrifice Clarica
00:13:50
Play 11 Ch 11 - Poor Mac Clarica
00:16:39
Play 12 Ch 12 - "The Other Fellows" Clarica
00:17:28
Play 13 Ch 13 - Cosey Corner Clarica
00:13:29
Play 14 Ch 14 - A Happy Birthday Clarica
00:25:16
Play 15 Ch 15 - Ear-Rings Clarica
00:20:43
Play 16 Ch 16 - Bread and Button-holes Clarica
00:17:32
Play 17 Ch 17 - Good Bargains Clarica
00:20:09
Play 18 Ch 18 - Fashion and Physiology Clarica
00:19:17
Play 19 Ch 19 - Brother Bones Clarica
00:16:17
Play 20 Ch 20 - Under the Mistletoe Clarica
00:22:33
Play 21 Ch 21 - A Scare Clarica
00:17:59
Play 22 Ch 22 - Something to do Clarica
00:19:46
Play 23 Ch 23 - Peace-Making Clarica
00:22:14
Play 24 Ch 24 - Which? Clarica
00:18:48