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Watership Down - Richard Adams
Watership Down
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40th anniversary edition of Richard Adams' picaresque saga about a motley band of rabbits - "Watership Down" is one of the most beloved novels of our time. Sandleford Warren is in danger. Hazel's younger brother Fiver is convinced that a great evil is about to befall the land, but no one will... show more
40th anniversary edition of Richard Adams' picaresque saga about a motley band of rabbits - "Watership Down" is one of the most beloved novels of our time. Sandleford Warren is in danger. Hazel's younger brother Fiver is convinced that a great evil is about to befall the land, but no one will listen. And why would they when it is Spring and the grass is fat and succulent? So together Hazel and Fiver and a few other brave rabbits secretly leave behind the safety and strictures of the warren and hop tentatively out into a vast and strange world. Chased by their former friends, hunted by dogs and foxes, avoiding farms and other human threats, but making new friends, Hazel and his fellow rabbits dream of a new life in the emerald embrace of Watership Down..."A gripping story of rebellion in a rabbit warren and the subsequent adventures of the rebels. Adams has a poetic eye and a gift for storytelling which will speak to readers of all ages for many years to come." ("Sunday Times"). "A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving." ("Evening Standard"). "A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs." (Guardian). Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire, the son of a country doctor. After an education at Oxford, he spent six years in the army and then went into the Civil Service. He originally began telling the story of "Watership Down" to his two daughters and they insisted he publish it as a book. It quickly became a huge success with both children and adults, and won the Guardian Children's Fiction Award and the Carnegie Medal in 1972. Richard Adams has written many novels and short stories, including "Shardik" and "The Plague Dogs".
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141341934 (0141341939)
Publisher: Puffin Books
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
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A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
5.0 Watership Down by Richard Adams
There's no way I can do justice to this book, 'Watership Down' was one of my favorites growing up. My mother's copy is giving up the ghost - even the rubber bands holding it together are aging out - so I'll be hunting for a nice edition of it soon, because I'm going to be reading it again. The book ...
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge
An Un-Calibrated Centrifuge rated it
4.0 Watership Down
Another one off of NPR's Ultimate Backseat Bookshelf. I've tried to read Watership Down several times, and I finally finished it! I used to watch the movie over and over as a kid even though it scared the crap out of me. I was talking to a coworker and we both agree that you could read the first h...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 I killed Fiver: “Watership Down” by Richard Adams
“Watership Down”. 30+ years later I still sometimes get nightmares. "There's a dog loose in the wood... there's a dog loose in the wood..."Couple the painful nostalgic setting of an old and disappearing rural England, with the horrors of the totalitarian rabbits, and you get something that strikes f...
Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it
5.0 Wept Tons of Tears
Seriously! How is no one on Booklikes or Goodreads going to give a girl a warning about making sure she had some tissues! I was a mess. Over rabbits! I have been meaning to read this book in 2017 so am glad I finally got it completed. It was a pain though since my Overdrive borrow only allows me t...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
1.0 Sometimes you're just not in the mood for a rabbit romp
Honestly I just wasn't in the mood so I got to page 30 and decided that this was one I might revisit in the future but for now I'm not interested. :-/
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