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The Swiss Family Robinson (1812)

by Johann David Wyss, Johann Wyss (Author), Johann Rudolf Wyss (Editor)

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Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they adapt to life on an island with abundant animal and plant life.
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I read the English translation based on the continuation by Isabelle de Montolieu.

Dull, moralizing, and silly. A Swiss family is ship wrecked on a desert island where they are fortunate enough to find almost everything they need to reproduce the necessities of European life. The island has an unlikely combination of natural resources and, for such a rich place, a rather surprising lack of dangers. Back in a time when flamingos and buffalo were exotic creatures, this book might have been interesting, but to a modern adult reader, it's painfully tedious. ( )
  eri_kars | Jul 10, 2022 |
classic
  ArcadiaLibraryNE | Feb 1, 2022 |
too much killing of animals when I read it as a boy ( )
  MMc009 | Jan 30, 2022 |
In the novel a minister, his wife, and their four sons are shipwrecked and become castaways on an island in the East Indies. Although they have lost almost everything in the shipwreck, they are so resourceful at constructing a life for themselves on the island that, when rescue comes, they decline to leave their refuge and their happy life. ( )
  Marcos_Augusto | Jan 20, 2022 |
Year 5
  ThereseFernon | Jan 10, 2022 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Wyss, Johann Davidprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wyss, JohannAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wyss, Johann RudolfEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Becker, May LambertonIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, FrederickNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dietz, NormanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Edwards, JeanneIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frith, HenryTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gentleman, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guidall, GeorgeNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Janeway, ElizabethAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kingston, William H.G.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kredel, FritzIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lovell, JohnTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Miller, J. HillisIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Peake, MervynIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Robinson, T. H.Illustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stadtlander, BeccaIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ward, LyndIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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For many days we had been tempest-tossed.
Already the tempest had continued six days; on the seventh its fury seemed still increasing; and the morning dawned upon us without a prospect of hope, for we had wandered so far from the right track, and were so forcibly driven toward the southeast, that none on board knew where we were.
The tempest had lasted six long and terrible days.
The storm had lasted for six days - and even then, far from subsiding, it seemed to gather even greater fury. (Audrey Butler version)
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Penguin Australia

2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0143104993, 0141325305

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