Johann David Wyss





Johann David Wyss

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born
in Berne, Switzerland
May 28, 1743

died
January 11, 1818

gender
male

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From Christian Classics Library

Wyss is best remembered for his book The Swiss Family Robinson . A pastor with four sons, it is said that he was inspired by Defoe's Robinson Crusoe 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. The book was edited by his son, Johann Rudolf Wyss, a scholar who wrote the Swiss national anthem. Another son, Johann Emmanuel Wyss, illustrated the book.
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More books by Johann David Wyss…
“The monkeys seized all the cocoanuts within their reach and sent them down upon us”
Johann David Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson

“I shall be satisfied if young people who read this record of our lives and adventures should learn from it how admirably suited is the peaceful, industrious life of a cheerful and united family to the formation of strong, pure, and manly character.”
Johann David Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson

“It was one of those happy days that God grants us sometimes on earth to give us an idea of the bliss of heaven.”
Johann David Wyss, The Swiss Family Robinson

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