The Swiss Family Robinson

Author(s): Johann David Wyss; Joseph Finnemore (Illustrator); William Godwin


The story of a Swiss family that is shipwrecked on an island in the East Indies. Soon, the family must construct shelter, obtain food, and begin forging a way of life in their new home. Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss, the novel was intended to teach his sons about moral values, good husbandry, and self-reliance in the natural world.First published in 1812, the story has undergone many translations, revisions, and additions in the English language. This edition is derived from the best-known version translated and edited by William H.G. Kingston and published in 1879. This book contains over 100 black and white original illustrations.


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General Fields

  • : 9781788882248
  • : Arcturus Publishing
  • : Arcturus Publishing
  • : August 2018
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Johann David Wyss; Joseph Finnemore (Illustrator); William Godwin
  • : Hardback
  • : 833/.6 Fic
  • : 304