Watership Down (Scribner Classics)

4.06 avg rating
( 325,499 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780684836058: Watership Down (Scribner Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Watership Down is the compelling tale of a group of wild rabbits struggling to hold onto their place in the world—soon to be a BBC and Netflix animated miniseries starring James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, and Oscar and Grammy award-winning Sir Ben Kingsley.

A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for more than forty years, Richard Adams's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. 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 brothers, 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.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

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

From the Publisher:

11 1.5-hour cassettes

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780743277709: Watership Down: A Novel

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0743277708 ISBN 13:  9780743277709
Publisher: Scribner, 2005
Softcover

9780141354965: Watership Down (A Puffin Book)

Puffin, 2014
Softcover

9781442444058: Watership Down (Scribner Classics)

Athene..., 2012
Hardcover

9781780749662: Watership Down

Paradi..., 2001
Hardcover

9780380002931: Watership Down

Avon, 1975
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ADAMS
Published by Simon and Schuster
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Simon and Schuster. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 068483605X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Adams, Richard
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VS-9780684836058

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.86
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Adams, Richard
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1996. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780684836058

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # NATARAJB1FI771676

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X. Seller Inventory # Z068483605XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X. Seller Inventory # Z068483605XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X. Seller Inventory # Z068483605XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X. Seller Inventory # Z068483605XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X. Seller Inventory # Z068483605XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Adams, Richard
Published by Scribner
ISBN 10: 068483605X ISBN 13: 9780684836058
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner. Hardcover. Condition: New. 068483605X. Seller Inventory # Z068483605XZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 22.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book