The Swiss Family Robinson

The Swiss Family Robinson : Illustrated

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The Swiss Family Robinson: Or, Adventures On a Desert Island by Jean Rudolph Wyss; Illustrated by Milo Winter, 1916. Written by Swiss pastor Johann David Wyss and edited by his son Johann Rudolf Wyss, the novel was intended to teach his four sons about family values, good husbandry, the uses of the natural world and self-reliance. Wyss's attitude toward education is in line with the teachings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, and many of the episodes have to do with Christian-oriented moral lessons such as frugality, husbandry, acceptance, cooperation, etc. The adventures are presented as a series of lessons in natural history and the physical sciences, and resemble other, similar educational books for children in this period.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 366 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 19mm | 490g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1514332086
  • 9781514332085