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Watership Down

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ISBN-10: 0743277708

ISBN-13: 9780743277709

Edition: 2005

Authors: Richard Adams

List price: $18.99
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A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adams'sWatership Downis 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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Book details

List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 11/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Richard Adams was born in Bershire, England in 1920. He studied history at Bradfield and Worcester College, Oxford before serving in World War II. After the war, Adams joined the Civil Service, where he put into action the Clean Air Act and the Thames Barrage, and from which he retired in 1974 to devote himself full-time to writing. The idea for his novel 'Watership Down' came to him during a long car ride when he needed a story to entertain his children. The book went on the receive both the Carnegie medal and the Guardian award for children's fiction in 1972. Watership Down was rejected seven times before finally being accepted by Rex Collings. It was originally published in a first…