Johanna Spyri, Heidi, Swiss authors
That Johanna Spyri (1827-1901), best known for her Heidi books, gained renown as one of Switzerland’s most popular and widely translated authors is beyond dispute. The two companion volumes Heidi’s Lehr- und Wanderjahre and Heidi kann brauchen, was es gelernt hat were published in Germany in 1880 and 1881, respectively, and have been reprinted and published in more abridgements, translations, and cultural adaptations than nearly all other works of their era. Several of Spyri’s many other books also enjoyed popularity and were read not only in German, but also in various other languages on both sides of the Atlantic.
"From Redemptive Suffering to Redemptive Reconciliation in the Authorship of Johanna Spyri,"
Swiss American Historical Society Review: Vol. 57:
2, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/sahs_review/vol57/iss2/6