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First published in 1972, Richard Adam's extraordinary bestseller Watership Down 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 forced to flee the destruction of their fragile community and their trials and triumphs in the face of extraordinary adversity as they pursue a glorious dream called "home"

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"Here is the Odyssey and Iliad of rabbits, for people of all ages — a splendidly written adventure story." Charles McGrath, The New York Times Book of the Century

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"Delightful...have not read in many years a more enjoyable book for all children from eight to eighty." Bruno Bettelheim

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"One of those great ones that every once in a long while lets us know that the universe has something really great 'going' for humanity." Fuller R. Buckminster

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Taking readers into the world of a band of Berkshire rabbits, this classic fantasy novel presents the epic saga of Hazel and his rabbit family and friends who flee the destruction of their fragile community and face extraordinary adversity in pursuing their dream of "home."

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Fritzy, March 29, 2006 (view all comments by Fritzy)
This is not just an adventure story about fuzzy bunnies, though it does give you an in depth look at rabbit life and socialization. The rabbit warrens in the book made me think not just about what it's like to be a social creature living underground without any of the comforts humans take for granted but also about the collapse of modern dictatorships, about freedom and about loyalty. You can look at the book as an adventure odyssey but also as a metaphor for modern times, over crowded cities and what happens to the apathetic masses when a dark leader comes to power.
This book brilliantly synthesizes nature writing, adventure, fantasy and drama to make the perfect story. The author's use of maps and invented language further enriches the experience. Read it while you are curled up in your own snug rabbit warren and you will not be able to put it down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060935450
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Adams, Richard
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Rabbits
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Adventure fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
1st Perennial Classics ed.
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
May 2001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
7.96x5.32x1.23 in. .94 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Perennial (HarperCollins) - English 9780060935450 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Here is the Odyssey and Iliad of rabbits, for people of all ages — a splendidly written adventure story."
"Review" by , "Delightful...have not read in many years a more enjoyable book for all children from eight to eighty."
"Review" by , "One of those great ones that every once in a long while lets us know that the universe has something really great 'going' for humanity."
"Synopsis" by , Taking readers into the world of a band of Berkshire rabbits, this classic fantasy novel presents the epic saga of Hazel and his rabbit family and friends who flee the destruction of their fragile community and face extraordinary adversity in pursuing their dream of "home."
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