The Swiss Family Robinson (Penguin Classics)

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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.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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For six days the storm had raged wildly, and our situation became more dangerous every hour. Driven out of our course, we no longer knew our position, and the ship had lost her masts and was leaking. Down in our cabin my four sons clung fearfully to their mother, and to all of us it seemed that the end was near... All chance of escape now seemed gone for ever, and I was about to resign myself to certain death, when, turning my eyes southward, I was overjoyed to perceive a coastline stretching along the horizon. Thither, from that time, all my hopes were directed.

So begins the timeless tale of The Swiss Family Robinson, brought to life by acclaimed actor Frank Langella. His film credits include Junior, Dave, and Dracula. He has starred on Broadway in "Amadeus," and "Dracula."

Be sure to look for other Everyman's Library Children's Classics on Audio: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Black Beauty, Little Women, Peter Pan, The Secret Garden, Treasure Island, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

The Swiss Family Robinson is available in hardcover from Everyman's Library.

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