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The New Swiss Family Robinson: A Tale for Children of All Ages (1922)

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This tile has been excavated from the remains of a prehistoric Harvard by an optimist in the publishing line. Fortunately it as in good condition, its hieroglyphs clear and decipherable.
Written forty year ago, thirty-nine years ago was the last time that the author looked at it, until the other da
Paperback, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Kessinger Publishing
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Jun 19, 2012 Zeta T. rated it liked it
I suppose one will get this best if one reads the original Swiss Family Robinson. I have and I must say there were a few things I got and they were funny. There were also a few bits that are funny regardless. However, there are a number of things that probably bore even better to the time this particular "account" was written. (1922?) A few innuendos may have been hinted at, but then again one could find those almost anywhere whether they are meant or not. It's a quick read and available to ...more
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Owen Wister was born on July 14, 1860, in Germantown, a neighborhood within the City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father, Owen Jones Wister, was a wealthy physician, one of a long line of Wisters raised at the storied Belfield estate in Germantown. His mother, Sarah Butler Wister, was the daughter of actress Fanny Kemble.
He briefly attended schools in Switzerland and Britain, and la
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