Eight Cousins

Author: Louisa May Alcott


The Author is quite aware of the defects of this little story, many of which were unavoidable, as it first appeared serially. But, as Uncle Alec’s experiment was intended to amuse the young folks, rather than suggest educational improvements for the consideration of the elders, she trusts that these shortcomings will be overlooked by the friends of the Eight Cousins, and she will try to make amends in a second volume, which shall attempt to show The Rose in Bloom.



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Chicago: Louisa May Alcott, "Preface," Eight Cousins in Eight Cousins Original Sources, accessed May 25, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=AET7Y5CLKSC7WXT.

MLA: Alcott, Louisa May. "Preface." Eight Cousins, in Eight Cousins, Original Sources. 25 May. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=AET7Y5CLKSC7WXT.

Harvard: Alcott, LM, 'Preface' in Eight Cousins. cited in , Eight Cousins. Original Sources, retrieved 25 May 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=AET7Y5CLKSC7WXT.