Watership Down by Richard AdamsWatership Down by Richard Adams

Watership Down

byRichard Adams

Paperback | November 27, 2012

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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 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.
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 a...
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Title:Watership DownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 1.22 inPublished:November 27, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241953235

ISBN - 13:9780241953235

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it BUNNIES!!!! This is one of the most endearing stories with an intriguing plot. And yes there are bunnies.
Date published: 2017-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this book I love this book, One of my favorite books of all time. !
Date published: 2017-07-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quite The Adventure (and you will want it in this particular edition) Watership Down may seem weird at first (granted, it is a story about rabbits), but the story quickly brings you in and by the end of the book, your heart will be racing and you will be on the edge of your seat. It's a classic tale about adventure, family, and belief and finding a new home. The tales of El-ahrairah also create a unique feel of the story where you are reading a story where the characters have their own myths/legends. Because a rabbit tells the story, it feels like the story is actually reading YOU, the reader, a story instead of you reading a story. It creates and experience of reading a story within a story and that the rabbits are telling you a tale instead of you just reading. Although Part 2 was slow to get through, it was a good story and one that I highly recommend. As well, as a note, I would recommend this particular edition of Watership Down because it has footnotes. So, if you didn't understand something or if there was a story behind a word or tale, there were easy footnotes at the bottom of the page for you to reference so that you're not so confused.
Date published: 2017-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling book! Thrilling book! Impossible to put down
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thrilling book! Thrilling book! Impossible to put down
Date published: 2017-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "The primroses were over..." ...and thus begins my favourite book off all time. I try to read this book once a year, usually in Spring, and no matter how ugly the state of the world, it gives me a bit of hope that everything's gonna be okay. No, really. It's wonderful and thrilling and hopeful and if bunch of scrappy rabbits can push on and make a better home then so can we all. Word of advice, avoid the movie. It's awful and soulless. Go right for the source material.
Date published: 2017-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Surprisingly action packed and emotional for a book about rabbits. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic I recently read this novel and couldn't believe that I had never done so before. Fantastic read! I bought a copy for our family to enjoy.
Date published: 2017-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic! Read this before seeing the animation !
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Just an amazing book. Nothing else to it!
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational What an inspiring book to read. There is so much background behind these rabbits! The book was taught to me in University during a Utopian/Dystopian Literature class, and it fits with classics like The Iron Heel or 1984. I highly recommend this book.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from all-time favourite The first time I read this book must have been at least ten years ago (and I have done so many times since). Through the vast amount of books I have read since then, this one remains my favourite. As I child, I loved rabbits, a superficial reason to read a book in the first place, but I am glad I did. The rich cultural backstory of the rabbits, along with compelling conflict and depth of characterization cements this book as one to be re-read many-a-time. If you are considering reading this, don't hesitate in picking it up. I don't believe you will be disappointed.
Date published: 2016-12-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I couldn't do it I was required to read this book in my Childrens Lit class... and no matter how hard I tried I just couldn't get into it...
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A wonder An amazing, heart-warming tale of friendship, nature, and belonging. I would recommend this classic book to kids and adults alike.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Required reading I read this book every 5-6 years. It's the only one I do this with, which should tell you how I feel about it. With a small society of rabbits as a microcosm, this richly woven tale will steal your heart. You will become privy to the rabbits language, folklore, and struggles to survive. The characters are amazingly well developed, and each have their own tales to tell. I might just be due for another reread! #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-08