Thursday, November 30, 1972

Richard Adams' Watership Down published this month

First posted 6/12/2020; updated 7/6/2020.

Watership Down

Richard Adams

First Publication: November 1972

Category: fantasy novel

Sales: 50 million


About the Book:

Watership Down is the compelling tale of a group of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world.” AZ “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.” AZ

Adams “takes us to a world we have never truly seen: to the remarkable life that teems in the fields, forests, and riverbanks, far beyond our cities and towns. It is a powerful saga of courage, leadership, and survival; and epic tale of a hardy band of Berkshire rabbits” BN as “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.” AZ

The book has been “a phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams’ Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.” AZ

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