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Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2007
|Dimensions: 7.75 X 5.06 (inches)|
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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.
John Seelye is a graduate research professor of American literature at the University of Florida. He is the author of The True Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain at the Movies, Prophetic Waters: The River in Early American Literature, Beautiful Machine: Rivers and the Early Republic, Memory's Nation: The Place of Plymouth Rock, and War Games: Richard Harding Davis and the New Imperialism. He is also the consulting editor for Penguin Classics in American literature.