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The Swiss Family Robinson

Johann D. Wyss - Author

John Seelye - Introduction by

John Seelye - Notes by

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ISBN 9780143104995 | 496 pages | 29 May 2007 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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Soon to be a major motion picture from Disney, this beloved classic is published here in its authoritative original English version

One of the world’s best-loved stories of shipwreck and survival, The Swiss Family Robinson portrays a family’s struggle to create a new life for themselves on a strange and fantastic tropical island. Blown off course by a raging storm, the family—a Swiss pastor, his wife, their four young sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock—must rely on one another in order to adapt to their needs the natural wonders of their exotic new home. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, this classic story of invention and adventure has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812. Freely translated over the years, with major sections excised and new subplots added, the novel is published here in its original English translation, fully restored for a new generation of readers.