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Watership Down

by Richard Adams

Literary Fiction

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A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself. It is the first full-colour illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic and international bestseller.  

Stunning and compulsive are two words that best describe the story of Fiver, of Hazel and the rabbit warren full of family and friends.  Rejected by most publishers before eventually being snapped up by Rex Collings in 1972, it was an instant hit and has since sold millions of copies the world over.  Beautifully written with some of the best characterisation you'll come across in children’s literature, it tells the story of a group of rabbits and their will to survive despite human attempts to do otherwise.  Full of adventure, humour, excitement and sadness it will enthral as much now as it did when it was first published.


Watership Down Synopsis

Fiver could sense danger - something terrible was going to happen to the warren. His brother Hazel could sense it too. They had to leave the warren, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so a band of rabbits begin a long and perilous journey. One of the most remarkable and bizarre British novels of the 1970s, WATERSHIP DOWN'S success has been so great that it is one of the very few books that can be described as having changed a generation's view of the world.

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ISBN: 9780141186665
Publication date: 04/10/2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141186665
Publication date: 4th October 2011
Author: Richard Adams
Publisher: Penguin Classics; New Ed edition
Format: Paperback
Genres: Literary Fiction,

About Richard Adams

Richard Adams is the author of nineteen books, including the best-selling and award-winning Watership Down. He is 94 year olds and lives in Hampshire with his wife of over sixty years.

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