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Riassunto: The setting is the rolling hills and meadows of England. The time is now -- or tomorrow -- or always. WATERSHIP DOWN is a saga of the maverick band who set out, against all odds, on a quest for a new home, a better society.
The heroes of this tale are animals -- wild rabbits. Their behavior is consistent with the laws of nature, yet each is endowed with an unforgettable personality. The characterization and compelling plot fuse, transcending the animal world and illuminating man's great humanity -- and terrible inhumanity.
"WATERSHIP DOWN is one of those great stories, destined to be a classic, that every once in a long while lets us know the universe has something really mysteriously great going for humanity." --R. Buckminster Fuller
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
Condizione libro: Used
Descrizione libro Penguin / Kestrel, 1976. Condizione libro: Good. First THUS Edition. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP70927248
Descrizione libro Penguin Books/Kestral Books, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Little wear to boards with gift message to front paste down. Content is clean and bright. Good DJ with little edge wear and toning, price clipped. Good slipcase with little wear. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9991664512
Descrizione libro Penguin / Kestrel 1976-01-01, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. First THUS Edition. 072265197X We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Codice libro della libreria POTM-072265197X
Descrizione libro Penguin Books/Kestral Books, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Reprint. Good condition book with DJ & slipcase. DJ has a few tears and a few small chips. Content is clean and bright throughout. Free from inscriptions or markings. VG slipcase with little to no wear. Codice libro della libreria 9999-9996253502
Descrizione libro Penguin Books, Limited, London, United Kingdom, 1976. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. re-print, price clipped, inscription to front end page , " to Larraine merry christmas 1977 love Ben xxxxx very small tears to top and bottom jacket spine corners, slight wear to spine edge. Box case very tidy Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 103345
Descrizione libro Penguin/Kestrel, London, United Kingdom, 1978. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Lawrence, John (illustratore). Illustrated Edition. British illustrated edition, third printing, 1978 (first printing was 1976). With original unclipped jacket (£9.50). With original pictorial slipcase. Illustrated by John Lawrence. Slipcase is near fine with the odd minor scratch (not major). Jacket is very good with minor fading/browning to spine, a little patchy edge/shelf wear, a hint of foxing to reverse (white side) which does not show through when on book and one small (approx. 2cms) tear to head of spine. The binding is tight. Foxing/odd mark to page edges, tops and bottoms. No other faults. All books described honestly and accurately. Paypal accepted. Codice libro della libreria 003243
Descrizione libro Penguin Books & Kestrel Books, Harmondsworth, 1979. Original 1/4 Cloth Hardback. Condizione libro: Near fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good Plus. John Lawrence (illustratore). Illustrated Edition. 1979. Reprint of the first illustrated edition of 1976. 550pp. a colour frontispiece, colour plates, numerous black and white illustrations within the text, and a colour fold-out map and the end of the book. This is an attractive and clean copy of Richard Adams's classic tale of rabbits, first published without illustrations in 1972. The illustrations in this edition are by John Lawrence and capture the beauty, freshness, and landscape of the soty's settings. The book is bound in cream paper covered boards with a brown cloth spine and black titling with a black illustration of a rabbit head on the spine. The case of the book is in excellent condition with very light bumping to the bottom of the spine. The contents are tight and clean with no inscription. The unclipped dustwrapper is also very good with light bumping to the spine ends and slight rubbing down the spine edges. There is a slipcase with a laminated illustration identical to the dustwrapper on the sides and closed end. The top and bottom are covered in brown cloth. The slipcase is also in very good condition. PLEASE NOTE: Heavyish book so a little extra may be needed for shipping to non-UK customers. Size: 9.3'' Tall. Codice libro della libreria LitAdams004
Descrizione libro Penguin / Kestrel, Middx, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good+. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good. Illustrated by John Lawrence (illustratore). First illustrated edition. X; 550 pp; plus pull out map; including many illustrations by Lawrence, full-page and marginal in both colour and black and white; bound in cream and brown cloth with a price clipped dust jacket and an illustrated slipcase (vg). Adams' novel was originally published in 1972 in a much plainer form. This first illustrated edition is lovely, with the wraparound illustration on the dust jacket repeated on the slipcase. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 550 pages First Illustrated Edition; First Printing. Codice libro della libreria 94048
Descrizione libro Penguin Books / Kestrel Books, Harmondsworth, 1976. Cloth. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. John Lawrence (illustratore). first illustrated edition. 550 pages including many illustrations by Lawrence, full-page and marginal in both colour and black and white; bound in cream and brown cloth with a dust jacket and an illustrated slipcase. Adams' novel was originally published in 1972 in a much plainer form. This first illustrated edition is most attractive with the wraparound illustration on the dust jacket repeated on the slipcase. Size: 9" x 6¼" (230mm x 155mm). Codice libro della libreria 023279
Descrizione libro Penguin / Kestrel, 1976. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. Lawrence, John (illustratore). 1st Edition. Closed tear to front of jacket, along edge, centre. Slight wear to jacket along ends of spine. Complete with illustrated slip cover. Codice libro della libreria 007413