Watership Down

By Richard Adams

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WINNER of the Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program

Now a Netflix animated miniseries starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, and Oscar and Grammy award-winner Sir Ben Kingsley.

A worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Watership Down is the compelling tale of a band of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world--"a classic yarn of discovery and struggle" (The New York Times).

Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. Set in the Hampshire Downs in Southern England, an idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of "suspense, hot pursuit, and derring-do" (Chicago Tribune) follows a band of rabbits in flight from the incursion of man and the destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they travel forth from their native Sandleford warren through harrowing trials to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society. "A marvelous story of rebellion, exile, and survival" (Sunday Telegraph) this is an unforgettable literary classic for all ages.

Product Details

Price: $18.98  $17.46
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published Date: November 01, 2005
Pages: 476
Dimensions: 5.25 X 1.19 X 8.06 inches | 0.8 pounds
ISBN: 9780743277709

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About the Author

Richard Adams (1920-2016) grew up in Berkshire, England, 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 wrote many novels and short stories, including Watership Down and Shardik.

Reviews

"Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do."--Chicago Tribune
"A classic...A great book."--Los Angeles Times
"Quite marvelous...A powerful new vision of the great chain of being."--New York Times Book Review
"A classic yarn of discovery and struggle."--The New York Times
"What a relief to read of characters who have honor and courage and dignity, who will risk their lives for others, whose love for their families and friends and community is enduring and effective"--New York Review of Books