The Swiss Family Robinson

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Ginn & Company, 1898 - Readers - 364 pages
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Copied from the 'description' page regarding this book: "Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus ... Read full review

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Misogynistic drivel. Father knows all. About everything. Animals, plants, trees; how to build, cook, grow, and make things he remembers reading about in some book some time ago. Mother cooks, and ... Read full review

Contents

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