Series: Watership Down Book 1
Genre: Adult Fiction
Length: 478 pages
Audiobook Length: 17 hours and 31 minutes
First Published: 1972
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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 friends, 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.
Quotes from Watership Down
You know how you let yourself think that everything will be all right if you can only get to a certain place or do a certain thing. But when you get there you find it’s not that simple.
A thing can be true and still be desperate folly.
You’re trying to eat grass that isn’t there. Why don’t you give it a chance to grow?
Animals don’t behave like men. If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don’t sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures’ lives and hurting them.
TV Trailer for Watership Down (2018)
About Richard Adams
Richard Adams was an English novelist whose works include Watership Down, Tales from Watership Down, Shardik, and The Plague Dogs. He died in 2016 at the age of 96.