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The Swiss Family Robinson (Version 2)

Johann David Wyss

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

First published in 1812, The Swiss Family Robinson may sometimes seem old-fashioned to modern readers, especially the family’s attitude toward wildlife (if it moves, shoot it). However, it’s a truly exciting adventure and a timeless story of warm and loving family life. As the narrator says: “It was written... for the instruction and amusement of my children... Children are, on the whole, very much alike everywhere, and you four lads fairly represent multitudes... It will make me happy to think that my simple narrative may lead some of these to observe how blessed are the results of patient continuance in well-doing, what benefits arise from the thoughtful application of knowledge and science, and how good and pleasant a thing it is when brethren dwell together in unity, under the eye of parental love.” Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss and edited by his son Johann Rudolf Wyss (this edition lists J.R. as the author), the novel was intended to teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world, and self-reliance. It’s fun to think of the long-ago author reading his own books of natural history and creating this novel to share his interests with his boys. (summary by Kara)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

12h 47m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

37:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

25:23


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

33:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

27:46


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

32:30


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

19:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

20:44


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

37:42


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:37


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

34:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:58


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

23:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

17:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

25:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:27


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

31:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

25:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

20:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

22:04


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

21:54


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:10


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

29:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

27:58