Watership Down: A Novel (Puffin Books Book 1) Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0743277709
ISBN-10: 0743277708
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Watership Down has been a staple of high-school English classes for years. Despite the fact that it's often a hard sell at first (what teenager wouldn't cringe at the thought of 400-plus pages of talking rabbits?), Richard Adams's bunny-centric epic rarely fails to win the love and respect of anyone who reads it, regardless of age. Like most great novels, Watership Down is a rich story that can be read (and reread) on many different levels. The book is often praised as an allegory, with its analogs between human and rabbit culture (a fact sometimes used to goad skeptical teens, who resent the challenge that they won't "get" it, into reading it), but it's equally praiseworthy as just a corking good adventure.

The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. --Paul Hughes

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"Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do."
-- Chicago Tribune

"A classic...A great book."
-- Los Angeles Times

"Quite marvelous...A powerful new vision of the great chain of being."
-- The New York Times Book Review


Product details

  • File Size: 2955 KB
  • Print Length: 458 pages
  • Publisher: Scribner; Reprint edition (July 14, 2009)
  • Publication Date: July 14, 2009
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002NXOQF2
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,698 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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