The Swiss Family Robinson

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Penguin, 2007 - 459 sidor
Soon to be a major motion picture from Disney, this beloved classic is published here in its authoritative original English version

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.

 

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Preface
1
Introduction to the 1816 Edition
7
A landing and consequent occupations
22
Voyage of discovery
38
Return from the voyage of discovery
56
Return to the wreck
72
A troop of animals in cork jackets
83
Second journey of discovery performed
94
The tortoise harnessed
223
The bakehouse
241
Gymnastic exercisesvarious
261
A new excursionPalmtree wine
308
A new country discoveredThe troop
319
The Malabar eagle and sago
329
Origin of some European
340
Victory over the beeswinding staircase CHAPTER XXIX
352

Construction of a bridge
109
Change of abode
121
The settling in the giant tree
149
The Sabbath and the parable
155
Conversation a walk and important
172
Continuation of the preceding chapter
182
The imaginary bearThe sledge
195
A bathing a fishing the jumping hare
203
More stores from the wreck
213
Flax and the rainy season
374
fishery
395
New fisheryNew experiments
404
Completion of two farm houses
416
The boatprogress in the abode of rocks
425
Postscript by the Editor
431
Explanatory Notes
443
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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.


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.

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