The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of the book The Swiss Family Robinson:

The tale of a family, shipwrecked on a lonely paradise.

My favorite Johann David Wyss quote from the book:

"Let us not disdain the ass."

Questions to ponder while reading The Swiss Family Robinson:

Would you find this heaven or hell?

Would you have stayed on the island?

My review of The Swiss Family Robinson:

A nostalgic trip through childhood reading.

I want to live on a well-stocked deserted island.

I was surprised by how many people hated the book.


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