Watership Down: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 14, 2009 - Fiction - 496 pages
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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time.

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. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, 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.
 

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I first read this as a teenager and absolutely loved it. Many years later I wanted to reread it but thought listening to the audiobook might make it more likely to happen. So I have been listening to ... Read full review

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I never thought the plight of rabbits could captivate me for nearly 500 pages, but it did. A highly recommended read. I wonder why books like "1984" are read more widely than this is schools? Length? Also, I'm very interested in incorporating rabbit language into my everyday life. Read full review

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Contents

The Notice Board
3
MILES
12
Hazels Decision
13
2
70
The Shining Wire
106
Watership Down
121
Fear in the Dark
129
A Honeycomb and a Mouse
139
General Woundwort
303
Groping
312
Approaching Thunder
331
The Thunder Builds Up
336
The Thunder Breaks
348
HAZELRAH
367
39
369
The Way Back
381

For Elahrairah to Cry
150
The Story of the Trial of Elahrairah
161
Kehaar
178
Nuthanger Farm
197
The Raid
205
26
225
You Cant Imagine It Unless Youve Been There
229
At the Foot of the Hill
242
29
251
EFRAFA
259
A New Journey
261
The Story of Elahrairah and the Black Rabbit of Inlé
268
Across the Iron Road
282
33
290
The Story of Rowsby Woof and the Fairy Wogdog
394
News at Sunset
407
The Great Patrol
414
A Message from Elahrairah
422
45
430
Bigwig Stands His Ground
436
The Sky Suspended
444
Dea ex Machina
454
Hazel Comes Home
460
And Last
464
Epilogue
472
Lapine Glossary
475
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About the author (2009)

Richard Adams is the author of the beloved classic Watership Down. Winner of the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Award for Children's Literature, he currently lives in Hampshire, England.

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