Watership Down

By Richard Adams
(Scribner Book Company, Paperback, 9780743277709, 476pp.)

Publication Date: November 2005

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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's "Watership Down" is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.
Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.



About the Author
Richard Adams was born in 1920. In the mid-sixties he completed his first novel, "Watership Down, the story of which he originally told his children to while away time on a long car journey. His many other books include the novels "Shardik, The Plague Dogs, The Girl in a Swing, Maia and, "Traveller; his autobiography "The Day Gone By; and several books on the natural world. He and his wife, who have two daughters, live in the South of England.
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