(4 March 1782 – 21 March 1830) was a Swiss author, writer, and folklorist who wrote the words to the former Swiss national anthem Rufst Du, mein Vaterland in 1811, and also edited the novel The Swiss Family Robinson, written by his father Johann David Wyss, published in 1812.
The Swiss Family Robinson follows the plight of a Swiss family, who are shipwrecked in transit from Switzerland to the new world. After they forage what they can from the ship, including many different types of animals who have survived the wreck, they make their way to a tropical island, where they set up camp and try and survive the night. The story is narrated by the father, whose faith in God is used to encourage his worried family, which includes his faithful wife and three incorrigible sons. They face many dangers, including raging storms, wild animals, and even pirates. By working together, they construct a home and a life on the island, and find they are content to live there for the rest of their days, sheltered in an elaborate tree house. The shipwrecked family's adventures never ceases to capture the imagination.
Hardcover this edition published 1909
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