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WATERSHIP DOWN by  Richard ADAMS - Signed First Edition - (1972) [1974] - from Charles Agvent and


by ADAMS, Richard

Condition: Binding slightly cocked, as often the case with this poorly made book. Minor soiling to rear board and some spotting to the bulk


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Charles Agvent

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New York: MacMillan Publishing Co., (1972) [1974]. First American Edition. Hardcover. Binding slightly cocked, as often the case with this poorly made book. Minor soiling to rear board and some spotting to the bulked text edges. Still Very Good in a Very Good or better dustwrapper. Impressive first novel, an unsentimental view of nature and our relationship to it, a landmark in the Fantasy genre. SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated April 1974.

Book Details

  • Bookseller: Charles Agvent US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 012324
  • Author: ADAMS, Richard
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Binding slightly cocked, as often the case with this poorly made book. Minor soiling to rear board and some spotting to the bulk
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First American Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Co.
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: (1972) [1974]
  • Keywords: Signed; Movie Fiction; Richard Adams; Animal Rights; Fantasy; Literature: English
  • Bookseller catalogs: First Book; Children's Literature; Environmental LIterature;

Book summary

Watership Down is a heroic fantasy novel about a small group of rabbits, written by British author Richard Adams. Although the animals in the story live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language, proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel recounts the rabbits' odyssey as they escape the destruction of their warren to seek a place in which to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way. The novel takes its name from the rabbits' destination, Watership Down, a hill in the north of Hampshire, England, near the area where Adams grew up. The story is based on a collection of tales that Adams told to his young children to pass the time on trips to the countryside. Published in 1972, Watership Down was Richard Adams' first novel, and is by far his most successful to date. Though it was initially rejected by thirteen publishers before eventually being accepted by Rex Collings Ltd, Watership Down has never been out of print, and was the recipient of several prestigious awards. Adapted into an acclaimed classic film and a television series, it is Penguin Books' best-selling novel of all time. In 1996, Adams published Tales from Watership Down, a follow-up collection of 19 short stories about El-ahrairah and the rabbits of the Watership Down warren.


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