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The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island by Johann David Wyss c1882


Title: The Swiss Family Robinson; or Adventures in a Desert Island
Author: Johann David Wyss
Publisher: Frederick Warne
Publication Date: Undated, prize sticker-1882
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Markings to boards, foxing and age spots, prize sticker, endpapers loose, otherwise clean pages.

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Reader's note

Johann David Wyss' timeless novel The Swiss Family Robinson is a well-known and much-loved classic. The classic adventure tale of a brave family who must come together to survive in their new deserted island home. Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island.

“A noble mind finds its purest joy in the accomplishment of its duty, and to that willingly sacrifices its inclination.”

Read on in this antique edition from c1882. This is a rare edition and a gem among a bounty of out of print, rare and stunning vintage books on our second hand bookstore.