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Adams, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0027000303 / ISBN 13: 9780027000306
Published by Macmillan Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1974
Condition: Very Good Minus Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st American Edition/1st Printing (complete number line on copyright page). SIGNED by Richard Adams on a bookplate on front end page (signature only) .Some staining on rear cream coloured boards, with page age-toning and foxing along fore-edge. $6.95 price present on DJ flap; mylar protected. Also includes a card attached to half-title page SIGNED and inscribed by RICHARD BRYERS (voice of 'Fiver' in 1978 animated film version of novel and voice of 'Captain Broom in 1999 TV series). Also includes laid-in a small color photo SIGNED by JANE HORROCKS (voice of 'Hannah' in 1999 TV series). Also includes on half-title page a bookplate SIGNED and inscribed by TERRANCE RAWLINGS (Editor on 1978 film version). Also laid-in is a small B&W photo card SIGNED and inscribed by RICHARD O'CALLAGHAN (voice of 'Dandelion' in 1978 film). Also laid-in is a small B&W photo SIGNED by HARRY ANDREWS (1978 voice of 'Woundwort'--scarce Andrews signature). Also laid-in is a card SIGNED by RICHARD HORDERN (voice of 'Frith'). Author's first novel. Also laid-in is the original New York Times obituary for Adams. Unique 1st American printing of book with associated signatures for the Adams--'Watership Down' fan or collector. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 020215

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Title: Watership Down (SIGNED Plus SIGNED FILM ...

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good Minus

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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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.


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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