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