Watership Down

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Oneworld Publications, Jun 11, 2014 - Fiction - 496 pages

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn.

 

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This second reading -- perhaps 35 years after the first and prompted by a Netherland Dwarf doe joining the family -- as good as I dared hope. That's rare & fine, though I seldom revisit even favourite ... Read full review

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I loved this! It has all the elements of a hero-adventure story, but with rabbits. So much thought was put into it. The plot, the characters, and the "mythos" are all fantastic. I understand why it's a classic. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
THE JOURNEY
The Notice Board
The Chief Rabbit
Hazels Decision
The Departure
In the Woods
The Story of the Blessing of Elahrairah
You Cant Imagine It Unless Youve Been There
At the Foot of the Hill
Return and Departure
EFRAFA
A New Journey
The Story of Elahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inlé
Across the Iron Road
The Great River

The Lendri and the River
The Crossing
The Crow and the Beanfield
The Road and the Common
Hard Going
The Stranger in the Field
Hospitality
Like Trees in November
The Story of the Kings Lettuce
Silverweed
The Shining Wire
ON WATERSHIP DOWN
Watership Down
Fear in the Dark
A Honeycomb and a Mouse
For Elahrairah to Cry
The Story of the Trial of Elahrairah
Kehaar
Nuthanger Farm
The Raid
Fiver Beyond
General Woundwort
Groping
Approaching Thunder
The Thunder Builds
The Thunder Breaks
HAZELRAH
The Bridges
The Way Back
The Story of Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
News at Sunset
The Great Patrol
44A Message from Elahrairah
Nuthanger Farm Again
Bigwig Stands His Ground
The Sky Suspended
Dea ex Machina
Hazel Comes Home
And Last
Epilogue
Lapine Glossary
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About the author (2014)

Richard Adams (1920-2016) studied history at Worcester College, Oxford before and after the Second World War. He was the author of nineteen books, including the bestselling and award-winning Watership Down, his first book (the illustrated edition of which was published by Oneworld Modern Classics, 2014). Two of his books, Watership Down and Shardik, were listed in the Sunday Times top 100 bestselling books of the last forty years.

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