The Swiss family Robinson- PDF novel by Johann David Wyss

The Swiss Family Robinson 

The Swiss Family Robinson
Illustrated by Harry Rountree

From the Introduction:

The story of the Swiss Family Robinson, originally written by a Swiss pastor for the amusement of his children, has been translated into many languages and become a school-room classic in many lands. The story was originally issued in two parts, the popularity of the first drawing forth the second. The present book is taken from the earliest English editions of both. 

Some of the archaic words have been eliminated and the clumsy phrasing of the translator is simplified. The long-winded sermons and lectures of the pastor, mostly irrelevant to the story, have been omitted, but the homeliness, and the slight flavour of a more formal manner of speech than our own, have been carefully retained.

The ' humanity ' of the book in its essential details, and the characters of the principal actors, shine out all the more clearly for being seen in a setting from which redundancy has been pruned away.

Relates the fortunes of a shipwrecked family as they imaginatively adapt to life on an island abundantly inhabited by animal and plant life

the book details :
  • Author: Johann David Wyss
  • Illustrator: Harry Rountree
  • Publication date: 1907
  • Company: New York: Macmillan
  • This novel contains Coloured IllustrationS

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