Swiss Family Robinson

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Caught in a raging storm at sea, William and Elizabeth Robinson, along with their four children, are stranded on the wrecked ship when all the sailors evacuate leaving the family behind. Yet the sense of our lonely and forsaken condition weighed heavily upon me as I returned to my family, constraining myself to say with a smile, "Courage, dear ones! Although our good ship will never sail more, she is so placed that our cabin will remain above water, and tomorrow, if the wind and waves abate, I see no reason why we should not be able to get ashore." Salvaging whatever they can from the wreck, as the family finds their way to a deserted tropical island, how will they overcome the adversities and survive? A classic tale of adventure, Johann David Wyss The Swiss Family Robinson has been entertaining generations of readers. This translation by William H. G. Kingston continues to remain one of the best-loved English versions..

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Johann David Wyss Johann David Wyss

Born in Bern, Switzerland, on May 28, 1743, Johann David Wyss was a Swiss pastor. Little is known about the early years of his life. It is believed that Wyss was inspired by Daniel Defoes Robinson Crusoe. He authored The Swiss Family Robinson for which he is best remembered. A tale of a family shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island, it follows their exploration and survival in the face of adversities. Edited by his son Johann Rudolf Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson was first published in German in 1812. It was translated into English in 1814. Ever since, this childrens classic has remained one of the best-loved adventure stories of all time..