The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson

Book - 2007
Average Rating:
6
3
1
Rate this:
The authoritative original English version of a beloved classic.

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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007
ISBN: 9780143104995
0143104993
Characteristics: xxiii, [2], 459 p. : map ; 20 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

k
kleokleopatra66
Jul 17, 2015

a truly classic story and keeps you interested throughout the book. a bit hard to read because of the old english language and with that some unusual expressions. much enjoyed reading it.

m
manduca
Jul 09, 2015

This is a marvelous book. I enjoyed it as a boy and I recently finished reading it to my 8 year old son, who pronounced it one of his very favorite books. The book deals with a family who works hard together to survive the challenges of life alone on an island after a shipwreck. Adventures and a can-do attitude fill the book. 5-star!

c
colinmccormack
Jul 08, 2015

I enjoyed the ending and creativity to build the treehouse with so many functions. I found the part of the ending where they were rescuded a bit dissapointing for such a well written book.

w
westonford
Feb 24, 2015

the last time I read this I was about 8 and (somehow) even at that age I loved it, so I'm going back to find out what it was all about...

JCLBreH Jun 18, 2014

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann Wyss is a story about a family who are shipwrecked on an uninhabited island.
The ship was being tossed by angry waves. The whole crew and captain were gone. The only ones remaining on board was the Robinson family. They found an Island and the adventure begins. This is a classic novel.

v
Violet_Giraffe_81
Feb 02, 2012

This book is boring...
Would NOT recommend.

Age

Add Age Suitability

red_squirrel_57 Jul 10, 2012

red_squirrel_57 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and under

Emmy_440 Feb 20, 2012

Emmy_440 thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

v
Violet_Giraffe_81
Feb 02, 2012

Violet_Giraffe_81 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

Summary

Add a Summary

w
westonford
Feb 24, 2015

after being the only survivors of a shipwreck, the Robinson family came to an island an began a series of adventures to save their lives.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at WCLS

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top