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The Swiss Family Robinson (Librovox)

Johann David Wyss

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Swiss Family Robinson has delighted generations of readers with its exciting tale of a family which, though shipwrecked, displays “the right stuff” and builds a charming colony that later, they do not want to leave. Cut off from the comforts and companionship of other humans, they use a familiarity with natural history and biology to find the resources and build the tools to construct a canoe, weave cloth, irrigate a garden, and turn an immense hollow tree into a lofty house with a spiral staircase. They domesticate buffaloes, wild asses, and monkeys. They establish farms and plantations. And finally, they have a terrifying encounter with natives from a nearby island. Johann David Wyss, the author, did not live to complete his tale. Storytellers over the years have injected so many episodes into the various versions that probably none closely match the original. (Indeed, the Baroness de Montholieu expanded the book from two volumes into five when she translated it into French.) This effort was re-translated into English in 1849 by W.H.G. Kingston, abridging the edition severely. It follows the British sensibilities of the period in terms of sentence structure and emphasis. (Summary by Mark F. Smith)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:48


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:20


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

18:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

00:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:52


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:44


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

10:03


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

19:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

10:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:25


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:23


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:45


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:14


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

17:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

13:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

12:09


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

11:35


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

13:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:39


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

24:02


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

12:35


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

17:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

09:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

15:17


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

12:49


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:54


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:19


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

12:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

14:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

19:00


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:20


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

20:15


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

13:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

09:45


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

19:31


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

11:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

28:57


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

20:08


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

26:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

15:18


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

25:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

09:04