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

2 Answers

pmiranda2857's profile pic

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

Posted on

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.

sammi3bby's profile pic

sammi3bby | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted on

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!