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  • The Swiss Family Robinson is an adventure story with a decidedly domestic centre, in which smugness and safety thoroughly outbalance the element of danger. Inspired by Rousseau's theories of education, the story of the shipwrecked Swiss pastor and his family is liberally seasoned with suspense, adventure, and discovery. Popular from the moment of its publication in 1812. it established a pattern for children's literature and continues to appeal to young readers and adults alike. - ;The Swiss Family Robinson is an adventure story with a decidedly domestic centre, in which smugness and safety thoroughly outbalance the element of danger. Inspired by Rousseau's theories of education, the story of the shipwrecked Swiss pastor and his family is liberally seasoned with suspense, adventure, and discovery. Popular from the moment of its publication in 1812. it established a pattern for children's literature and continues to appeal to young readers and adults alike. -

  • “For many days we had been tempesttossed…the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost.” From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons—a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe, this heartwarming tale portrays a family’s struggle to create a new life on a strange and fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to utilize his own unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and amazing discoveries, including a puzzling message tied to an albatross’s leg. But it is in the ingenuity and authenticity of the family itself, and the natural wonders of this exotic land that have made The Swiss Family Robinson, first published at the beginning of the nineteenth century, one of the most enduring and imitated stories of shipwreck and survival.From the Paperback edition.

  • The very first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet was also the first of Conan Doyle's books to be published. His two creations, Holmes, the master of the science of detection and Watson, the great detective's faithful companion, are immediately in fine form. The mystery itself, its solution plucked unerringly by Holmes from the heart of Victorian London, proves to be the inevitable consequence of a tragedy of the American West. The story is harrowing in its alternating hope and despair, although Holmes himself was later to complain that the book `produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid'. - ;The very first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet was also the first of Conan Doyle's books to be published. His two creations, Holmes, the master of the science of detection and Watson, the great detective's faithful companion, are immediately in fine form. The mystery itself, its solution plucked unerringly by Holmes from the heart of Victorian London, proves to be the inevitable consequence of a tragedy of the American West. The story is harrowing in its alternating hope and despair, although Holmes himself was later to complain that the book `produces much the same effect as if you worked a love-story or an elopement into the fifth proposition of Euclid'. -

  • Soon to be a major motion picture from Disney, this beloved classic is published here in its authoritative original English version 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 many days we had been tempest-tossed...the raging storm increased in fury until on the seventh day all hope was lost." From these dire opening lines, a timeless story of adventure begins. One family will emerge alive from this terrible storm: the Robinsons--a Swiss pastor, his wife, and four sons, plus two dogs and a shipload of livestock. Inspired by Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe, this heartwarming tale portrays a family's struggle to create a new life on a strange and fantastic tropical island. There each boy must learn to utilize his own unique nature as their adventures lead to difficult challenges and amazing discoveries, including a puzzling message tied to an albatross's leg. But it is in the ingenuity and authenticity of the family itself, and the natural wonders of this exotic land that have made The Swiss Family Robinson, first published at the beginning of the nineteenth century, one of the most enduring and imitated stories of shipwreck and survival.
    From the Paperback edition.

  • Extrait: "D'épais nuages noirs obscurcissaient le ciel. La mer était furieuse, les éléments déchaînés imprimaient des secousses terribles au navire. M. Arnold, un pasteur suisse qui émigrait, se trouvait à bord du bâtiment avec les siens. La famille se composait du père, de la mère et de quatre enfants en bas âge. Devant le danger, qui croissait de minute en minute, tous se pressaient effrayés autour du père, qui cherchait vainement à les rassurer." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN : Les éditions LIGARAN proposent des versions numériques de grands classiques de la littérature ainsi que des livres rares, dans les domaines suivants : o Fiction : roman, poésie, théâtre, jeunesse, policier, libertin. o Non fiction : histoire, essais, biographies, pratiques.

  • BnF collection ebooks - "D'épais nuages noirs obscurcissaient le ciel. La mer était furieuse, les éléments déchaînés imprimaient des secousses terribles au navire. M. Arnold, un pasteur suisse qui émigrait, se trouvait à bord du bâtiment avec les siens. La famille se composait du père, de la mère et de quatre enfants en bas âge. Devant le danger, qui croissait de minute en minute, tous se pressaient effrayés autour du père, qui cherchait vainement à les rassurer."BnF collection ebooks a pour vocation de faire découvrir en version numérique des textes classiques essentiels dans leur édition la plus remarquable, des perles méconnues de la littérature ou des auteurs souvent injustement oubliés. Tous les genres y sont représentés : morceaux choisis de la littérature, y compris romans policiers, romans noirs mais aussi livres d'histoire, récits de voyage, portraits et mémoires ou sélections pour la jeunesse.

  • LE ROBINSON SUISSE

    JOHANN DAVID WYSS

    • Bookelis
    • 10 Juillet 2017

    Le Robinson suisse (Der Schweizerische Robinson) est un roman du pasteur suisse alémanique Johann David Wyss. Il a été édité en allemand en 1812 à Zurich (Suisse) et avait pour sous-titre : La Famille suisse Robinson ou Le Prédicateur suisse naufragé et sa famille. Un livre didactique pour les enfants et les enfants des amis à la ville et la campagne.
    Présentation
    |À la suite d'un naufrage alors qu'elle se rend à Port Jackson en Australie pour toucher un héritage, une famille suisse, les Zermatt, se retrouve échouée sur une île perdue de l'Indonésie...|
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  • Le Robinson suisse
    Johann David Wyss
    Texte intégral. Cet ouvrage a fait l'objet d'un véritable travail en vue d'une édition numérique. Un travail typographique le rend facile et agréable à lire.
    Le Robinson suisse parut à Zurich en allemand en 1812.
    Ce roman narre les aventures d'une famille suisse, la famille Zermatt, qui, suite à un naufrage alors qu'elle se rend à Port Jackson en Australie pour toucher un héritage, se retrouve échouée sur une île perdue de l'Indonésie.
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