Watership Down

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Simon and Schuster, 1996 - Fiction - 448 pages
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Watership Down is the compelling tale of a group of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world—soon to be a BBC and Netflix animated miniseries starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, and Oscar and Grammy award-winning Sir Ben Kingsley.

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.
 

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I read this is as part of a GroupRead on Instagram. I’d never read the book, only seen (and be traumatized) by the cartoon. This book is magical. Part folk tale, part adventure, a bit grimdark ... Read full review

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I was terrified of the animated movie as a child, and didn't read the book until I met my husband, and found out it was one of his favorites. I still think it's a haunting tale, beautiful and sad. On ... Read full review

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Contents

The Notice Board
3
The Chief Rabbit
8
HazeFs Decision
12
Te Departure
15
Woods
20
The Story of the Blessing of Elahrairah
23
The Lendri and the River
26
The Crossing
29
At the Foot of the Hill
217
Return and Departure
225
EFRAFA
226
A New Journey
235
The Story of Elahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inle
241
Across the Iron Road
254
The Great River
261
General Woundwort
272

The Crow and the Bean field
35
The Road and the Common
40
Hard Going
48
The Stranger in the Field
51
Hospitality
63
Like Trees in Nove?nber
71
The Story of the Kings Lettuce
83
Silveriveed
89
The Shining Wire
95
ON WATERSHIP DOWN
107
Water ship Down
109
Fear Dark
116
A Honeycomb and a Mouse
125
For Elahrairah to Cry 13 5
135
Tta Story of the Trial of Elahrairah
145
Kehaar
160
Nuthanger Farm
176
The Raid
184
Fiver Beyond
201
Tom Cant Imagine It Unless Youve Been There
205
Groping
281
Approaching Thunder
297
The Thunder Builds Up
302
The Thunder Breaks
312
HAZELRAH
329
The Bridges
331
The Way Back
342
The Story of Rows by Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
354
News at Sunset
365
The Great Patrol
372
A Message from Elahrairah
379
Nuthanger Farm Again
386
Bigwig Stands His Ground
391
The Sky Suspended
398
Dea ex Machina
408
Hazel Comes Home
413
And Last
417
Epilogue
424
Lapine Glossary
427
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About the author (1996)

Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature, Richard Adams was a British novelist best known for Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs.

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