The Swiss Family Robinson: Illustratedby Johann David Wyss
Many years ago, an English translation of the first part of this charming tale appeared; and few books have obtained such deserved popularity. The gradual progress of
The Swiss Family Robinson: Or Adventures in a Desert Island By Johann David Wyss, first published in 1812, about a Swiss family shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Port Jackson, Australia.
Many years ago, an English translation of the first part of this charming tale appeared; and few books have obtained such deserved popularity. The gradual progress of the family from utter destitution and misery, to happiness and abundance, arising from their own labour, perseverance, and obedience, together with the effect produced on the different characters of the sons by the stirring adventures they met with, created a deep and absorbing interest.
This conclusion was happily supplied by one of the most accomplished and elegant writers of her day, the Baroness de Montolieu; and, sanctioned and approved by the son of the lamented author, the entire work was published in France, and has for many years held a distinguished rank in the juvenile libraries there.
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a good book for people that like adventure. it starts out as a fast paced novel but grows gradually more slow. it is good, but could be cropped down to make it have more action.
The first part is the standard Swiss Family. But then it goes off on a tangent and misses a great deal of the actual book including Emily and smoking rock and the like.