[Der Schweizerische Robinson] EBOOK/EPUB

  • Hardcover
  • 345
  • Der Schweizerische Robinson
  • Johann David Wyss
  • English
  • 15 March 2019
  • 9781402726026

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Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Johann David Wyss Johann David Wyss ã 4 characters Read Der Schweizerische Robinson The Robinsons leave their home in Switzerland planning to settle half a world away But things do not turn out as they had expected The sole survivors of a terrible shipwreck they wash ashore to l. I have such fond memories of this from seeing the old movie version as a kid I never got around to reading it then so I thought I d give it a goThe family togetherness and sense of adventure is all there It s just lacking musical accompaniment and sound effects It is an old un so the writing felt a bit stiff or perhaps it s the translation s fault It read like James Feni Cooper than say a Jane Austen I guess my real uibble is the lack of tension here Yes certainly there is danger inherent in being stranded especially upon an island that could house unknown beasts But I never had the impression they were ever in any real trouble Good old dad seemed to have things under control the entire timeAlso I felt than a passing need to suspend disbelief at some of the family s goings on For castaways they sure were well supplied from that shipwreck The seemingly infinite supply of dry gunpowder was a stroke of luck that s for sure The Swiss Family Robinson is a family adventure story and as such should probably be read as a family when the kids are young I don t think it s meant for us old knitpicky grumps

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Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Johann David Wyss Johann David Wyss ã 4 characters Read Der Schweizerische Robinson E This Townsend Library classic has been carefully edited to be accessible to today's students It includes a brief author's biography and an afterword that provides important context about the wo. Wow What a relief to have that out of the way I have been painstakingly pushing my way through this book for a while now Having said that I always thought that The Swiss Family Robinson was just the type of story that I would like Going into it my expectations were high and I think my enthusiasm barreled me past the first few chapters without so much as a literary bump But just like trying to race up Everest you lose steam after the first hundred yard sprint and the rest is pure drudgery The unfortunate thing is that there was no sense of satisfaction upon finishing The Swiss Family Robinson as there would be in peaking Everest only relief Here is the problem as I see it and I will use the narrator s own words towards the end of the novel to explain it It is needless for me to continue what would exhaust the patience of the most long suffering by repeating monotonous narratives of exploring parties and hunting expeditions wearisome descriptions of awkward inventions and clumsy machines with an endless record of discoveries fit for the pages of an encyclopedia than a book of family history Wow Couldn t have said it better myself Mr Robinson though your realization of those things was about two hundred and fifty pages too late While I can t say it better I will sum it up nothing happens Oh sure they keep building these paradisaical tropical mansions lacking only in electronics and internet because those things haven t been invented yet but what exactly is happening Nothing The biggest conflicts they have are brought up one paragraph and resolved in the next And then there are the characters I originally loved the idea of a family being the protagonist instead of just some single adult male like in most stories But I think Wyss could have put personality into a single adult boulder than he did in this entire family That s not to say that there aren t distinguishing personality traits The chief one of the narrator is that he is annoying smug and wholly unbelievable Every idea he tried he immediately succeeded at accomplishing even if the whole human race had been trying the same feat unsuccessfully for thousands of years with plenty resources Any animal or plant he saw he immediately knew the scientific classification background and general usage for it as if reading out of the page of an encyclopedia an interesting study would be to find the Swiss encyclopedias of the time and find out which ones Wyss plagiarized from probably verbatim in most instances in order to piece together Mr Robinson s immaculate naturalist knowledge Perhaps I am being harsh okay yes I am being harsh especially for a book meant for children But I think that even children have a right to expect simple things like PLOT or DEVELOPED CHARACTERS as part of their reading experience However I realize that the book is up against some pretty stiff prejudices of mine You see before reading this I had also read The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne This one also has castaways on a destitute island who are able to create amazingly advanced machines technology and shelters with very limited resources limited than the Robinson family s even Yet I did not balk at incredulity when Cyrus Harding moved from one advancement to another or accessed astonishing amounts of information using his memory alone The reason why I believe it is because Verne actually knew what his characters were talking about Rather than slapping something from an encyclopedia entry and passing off haphazard hypotheses Verne had actually thought these things through understood the implications and context of each thing and put forward a fascinating but credible solution Besides The Mysterious Island I had also seen the Disney movie The Swiss Family Robinson Such a great great movie one of my all time favorite in fact How did it attain that status It made realistic characters that you could believe in and distinguish one from another It truly made the family the protagonist It cared about the characters first and the cool treehouse secondary although you have to admit the treehouse in that movie is AMAZING And finally there was a plot The characters were constantly working with an underlying conflict and it culminated in a worthy climax In short the movie fixed everything that was wrong with the book and they excelled at the few things the book got right such as the treehouse the appearance of another character later on in the story and the references to pirates Going into the reading with these expectations it is little wonder that Johann Wyss is getting the brunt of my frustrations here but in reality the book is harmless Long boring and redundant but harmless It is a great idea some uniue settings and some simple fun It is just a matter of sifting through all of the drudgery to get them

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Free download ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Johann David Wyss Johann David Wyss ã 4 characters Read Der Schweizerische Robinson Earn that the danger has only begun Their new world will test their courage cleverness endurance and faith as they struggle to survive and create a civilization of their own in the wilderness Not. I have great memories of Dad reading this to us as kids it was so hoplessly archaic and ridiculous that his rendition uickly became sarcastic We all ended up in fits of laughter each time they found ANOTHER useful thing washed up on the beachgrowing on the magic island andor shot ANOTHER hapless animalpersonmoving object that crossed their path