Swiss Family Robinson

by Johann David Wyss

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Johann David Wyss
Born: May 28, 1743
Died: January 11, 1818
Related topics: Castaways, Families, Fiction, Islands, Juvenile works
Basic information: Johann David Wyss (May 28, 1743 – January 11, 1818) is best remembered for his book The Swiss Family Robinson. It is said that he was inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, but wanted to write a story from which his own children would learn, as the father in the story taught important lessons to his children. The Swiss Family Robinson was first published in 1812 and translated into English two years later. It has since become one of the most popular books of all time.
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