The Swiss Family Robinson: The 1879 Illustrated Edition in English (Hardcover)

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The Swiss Family Robinson: The 1879 Illustrated Edition in English (Hardcover)

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Written by Swiss writer Johann David Wyss in 1812, The Swiss Family Robinson chronicles the adventures and heroics of a marooned Pastor and his family on a deserted, tropical island. Abandoned by their crew during a harrowing storm, the family is forced to live off the scant resources of the ship and explore the untrodden dangers of the island. Over the years, they develop mastery for the island and respect for its animals and ecosystem, encountering an unconventional array of exotic animals including kangaroos, penguins, and beavers, while learning the values of frugality, grace, and family. The title takes the name from the long line of "Robinsonade" novels about castaways sheared from the luxuries of civilization, with The Swiss Family Robinson being translated into English in 1879 by William H.G. Kingston and his wife. The illustrations which accompanied the book helped cement this edition, and the Robinson tale, in the hearts and minds of readers right up through to the present day.

Product Details ISBN: 9781645941170
ISBN-10: 1645941175
Publisher: Suzeteo Enterprises
Publication Date: August 12th, 2022
Pages: 340
Language: English