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Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott
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Jun 01, 2009

liked it
Recommended for: Those interested in the time period, those who like Alcott
Read in May, 2009 , read count: 3

(I actually listened to the version downloaded from librivox.org). I loved this book when I read it as a pre-teen, but it didn't quite hold up as well as Little Women and An Old-Fashioned Girl did for me as an adult re-read. I got the feeling Alcott was definitely writing for her publisher and the "style of the day" rather than creating the sort of character she did with Jo. And the sexism really bothered me in a way it doesn't usually when I read these old books (perhaps a fear that young girls reading it today might be influenced in a bad way?). Still, it was a nice, gentle accompaniment to my evening walks.

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