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Watership Down (1972)

by Richard Adams

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Series: Watership Down (1)

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Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.
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Be careful with this book! It's about rabbits but it's not just about rabbits; if you're looking for an adorable kids' book this is NOT it. Life in nature is nasty, brutish, and short, and so is life in this book. ( )
  jonsweitzerlamme | May 4, 2021 |
A joy to read. Living in the world of rabbits is such fun and this is a gripping tale of determination and care. I'll miss them now I've finished it. ( )
  CarolKub | May 3, 2021 |
Third time around since it was published and it's still a great story. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
Nothing against the book, I just wasn't on the same wavelength as it. Definitely something I might revisit later on though. ( )
  afrozenbookparadise | Apr 22, 2021 |
What a wonderful book, and a perfect ending.

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  LuckyWitter | Apr 22, 2021 |
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Watership Down offers little to build a literary cult upon. On the American-whimsy exchange, one Tolkien hobbit should still be worth a dozen talking rabbits.
added by Shortride | editTime, Melvin Maddocks (Mar 18, 1974)
 
This bunny-rabbit novel not only steers mostly clear of the usual sticky, anthropomorphic pitfalls of your common garden-variety of bunny rabbit story: it is also quite marvelous for a while, and after it stops being marvelous, it settles down to be pretty good- a book you can live with from start to finish.
 

» Add other authors (15 possible)

Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Adams, Richardprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Baynes, PaulineCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Capaldi, PeterNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cosham, RalphNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Galli, AldoIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hallqvist, Britt G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Juva, KerstiTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lawrence, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Paolini, Pier FrancescoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Parkins, DavidIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pekkanen, PanuTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rostant, LarryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schuchart, MaxTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Strohm, EgonTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tucker, NicholasAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Webb, KayeEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Master Rabbit I saw
Walter de la Mare
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To
Juliet and Rosamond,
remembering
the road to Stratford-on-Avon
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The primroses were over.
Quotations
CHORUS: Why do you cry out thus, unless at some vision of horror?
CASSANDRA: The house reeks of death and dripping blood.
CHORUS: How so? 'Tis but the odour of the altar sacrifice.
CASSANDRA: The stench is like a breath from the tomb.

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Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

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AR 6.2, Pts 25.0

Fiver could sense danger. Something terrible was going to happen to the warren – he felt sure of it. So did his brother Hazel, for Fiver’s sixth sense was never wrong. They had to leave immediately, and they had to persuade the other rabbits to join them. And so begins a long and perilous journey of a small band of rabbits in search of a safe home. Fiver’s vision finally leads them to Watership Down, but here they face their most difficult challenge of all.
FI:"Viikka ja Vatukka, Voikukka ja Mansikka, Pähkinä ja Hopea ja muut kanit, Ruohometsän koko unohtumaton kansa tässä elokuvassa, joka on valloittanut maailman. Kertomus pikkukanien uhkraohkeasta pakomatkasta ihmisten jaloista kohti uutta, turvallista kotiseutua - on tarina kaikenikäisille. Jännittävä, liikuttava ja tiemastuttava koko perheen elokuva, jonka suosiosta kertovat myös monet suuret kansainväliset palkinnot."
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Rabbits find a home.
They find others on the way
and fight to stay safe.
(marcusbrutus)

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2 editions of this book were published by Penguin Australia.

Editions: 0241953235, 0141341939

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