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Tales from Watership Downby Richard Adams
Synopses & Reviews
Return Again to the Warren for the all-new adventures of Fiver, Hazel, BigWig, Dandelion, and the legendary El-Ahrairah.
In one of the most enduring classics of contemporary literature, author Richard Adams enthralled millions of readers by creating a glorious world of danger and discovery at once uniquely strange and strikingly similar to our own. Come back now to this remarkable society hidden beneath the tall grasses and open fields; to old friends and new heroes whose courage and tenacity are tested at every turn by predatory nature and the short-sighted cruelties of man. Come back to the excitement and enchantment, to the heartsoaring wonder of a place called Watership Down.
"[F]ans and newcomers alike will marvel at Adams's singularly crafted world....As with the original novel, Adams avoids mere anthropomorphism, equipping the rabbits with their own unique characteristics. Sure to appeal to readers of every type, this is highly recommended." Library Journal
"Mystical, occasionally allegorical, full of whimsy, rich in vivid descriptions of the rabbits' society and of the natural world, the tales are often suspenseful, frequently amusing and invariably clever." Publishers Weekly
"[A] collection of lyrically written tales....[Adams's] memorable animal personalities are still very talky and carry their anthropomorphism with the same grace. This will be a sure hit with all those who have loved the first book." Booklist
More than two decades after the publication of his acclaimed classic, Watership Down, author Richard Adams finally returns to the vivid and remarkable animal world he so masterfully imagined in his earlier work. Here again are Fiver, Bigwig, Hazel, Dandelion — all the victorious heroes of the apocalyptic battle against the evil General Woundwort — as well as a host of endearing new characters and the great champion of rabbit myth, El-ahrairah, in a wonderful collection of new adventures that will delight the millions of Watership Down fans, and create many more.
About the Author
Richard Adams is the author of many bestselling novels, including Watership Down (1974), Shardik (1976), The Plague Dogs (1978), The Girl in a Swing (1980), Maia (1985), and Traveller (1988), as well as several works of nonfiction, including his autobiographical The Day Gone By (1991). He and his wife live in the south of England.
Table of Contents
The sense of smell — The story of the three cows — The story of King Fur-Rocious — The fox in the water — The hole in the sky — The rabbit's ghost story — Speedwell's story — The story of the comical field — The story of the great marsh — The story of the terrible hay-making — El-ahrairah and the Lendri — The secret river — The new warren — Flyairth — Flyairth's departure — Hyzenthlay in action — Sandwort — Stonecrop — Campion.
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