Johanna Spyri


Born
in Hirzel, Switzerland
June 12, 1827

Died
July 07, 1901

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Johanna Spyri (1827 - 1901) was a Swiss author of children's stories, best known for Heidi. Born Johanna Louise Heusser in the rural area of Hirzel, Switzerland, as a child she spent several summers in the area around Chur in Graubünden, the setting she later would use in her novels.

Johanna Spyri geb. Heusser. Die Tochter eines Arztes und einer pietistischen Lyrikerin wuchs als viertes von sechs Kindern in einem Landarzthaushalt auf. Nach der Dorfschule und Privatunterricht beim Pfarrer erhielt sie in Zürich drei Jahre Fremdsprachen- und Musikunterricht, kam dann für ein Jahr nach Yverdon (Neuenburger See) in ein Pensionat. Ab 1845 unterrichtete sie zu Hause ihre jüngeren Schwestern und trieb autodidaktische Literaturstudien. Nach der Heira
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Хайди и Клара (Heidi, #2)

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Cornelli

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“I want to go about like the light-footed goats.”
Johanna Spyri, Heidi

“I'll always say my prayers... and if God doesn't answer them at once I shall know it's because He's planning something better for me.”
Johanna Spyri, Heidi

“God certainly knows of some happiness for us which He is going to bring out of the trouble, only we must have patience and not run away. And then all at once something happens and we see clearly ourselves that God has had some good thought in His mind all along; but because we cannot see things beforehand, and only know how dreadfully miserable we are, we think it is always going to be so.”
Johanna Spyri, Heidi

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September 2017 Revisit the Shelf Poll

 
  48 votes, 14.1%

Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, 329 pages, 1856
 
  47 votes, 13.8%

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, 393 pages, 1938
 
  38 votes, 11.1%

 
  28 votes, 8.2%

Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1037 pages, 1936
 
  25 votes, 7.3%

The Odyssey by Homer, 541 pages, -800
 
  25 votes, 7.3%

 
  22 votes, 6.5%

 
  21 votes, 6.2%

Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier, 320 pages, 1925
 
  16 votes, 4.7%

Middlemarch by George Eliot, 904 pages, 1871
 
  16 votes, 4.7%

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages, 1985
 
  15 votes, 4.4%

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins, 672 pages, 1859
 
  14 votes, 4.1%

Heidi by Johanna Spyri, 352 pages, 1880
 
  14 votes, 4.1%

 
  12 votes, 3.5%

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