• ISBN:
    9781780746623
  • eISBN:
    9781780747316
  • Published on:
    06/11/2014
  • Page Count:
    496
  • Binding:
    Hardback
  • Dimensions
    234 x 178mm

    Watership Down

    The first full-colour illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic and international bestseller

    A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn.

    A book that resonates as vividly today as it did nearly half a century ago, this keepsake Oneworld Classic edition showcases more than twenty sumptuous, evocative paintings from Aldo Galli, an illustrator chosen by Richard Adams himself.

    The first full-colour illustrated edition of a celebrated modern classic and international bestseller

    Reviews


    'This new edition is quite spectacular'

    Bill Heine, BBC Radio Oxford

    ‘Watership Down is stunning, compulsive reading.’

    Sunday Times

    'A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs.'

    Guardian

    ‘This beautifully written and intensely moving story is the work of an extraordinary imagination.’

    Sunday Telegraph

    ‘An impressive, immensely readable story, held together over 400 pages by a powerful imagination that soon forbids disbelief.’

    New Statesman

    'A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving.'

    Evening Standard

    Richard Adams grew up in Berkshire and studied history at Worcester College, Oxford before and after the Second World War, in which he served in the First Airborne division. Watership Down is considered a modern classic, and recently appeared at number thirty-seven on the Sunday Times list of bestsellers in the last forty years. Richard Adams has written nineteen books, including Shardik and The Plague Dogs (forthcoming from Oneworld Modern Classics). He currently lives in Hampshire, England.

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