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What is the setting of "The Swiss family Robinson"? I mean where and when the...

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ayibrice | Student, College Freshman | eNotes Newbie

Posted April 22, 2008 at 11:01 PM via web

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What is the setting of "The Swiss family Robinson"? I mean where and when the story happened.

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 22, 2008 at 11:31 PM (Answer #1)

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The story begins with the family who has survived a terrible storm, and being hunted by pirates, to discover that their ship is destroyed, unable to sail any further. 

 Therefore, they must make a new life on the island that lies in the distance.  They have with them all that they need for a new life since they were on their way to New Guinea.

The island that they land on is described as lush and tropical.

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sammi3bby | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted August 8, 2009 at 3:02 AM (Answer #2)

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The island and the ship wreck are the places, but I'm trying to find the year or whatever and can't seem to find it anywhere!

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