Watership Down Author:Richard Adams They lived, comfortable and secure, in the best of all worlds. Until one of them had a vision: he saw the hillside that was their home covered in blood. Prophesying imminent destruction to all who remained there, he and his brother appealed to their chief. — They were dismissed routinely. Obedience - and death - faced them. Or rebellion - and s... more »urvival, maybe.
Watership Down is a picaresque saga of the maverick band who set out, against all odds, on a quest for a new home, a better society. How they succeed is an epic adventure and a compelling contemporary odyssey of leadership found and leadership lost.
The heroes of this tale are animals - wild rabbits. Their behavior is consistent with the laws of nature, yet each is endowed with a blood-and-gut personality that is unforgettable. The full-bodied characterization and compelling plot fuse, transcending the animal world and illuminating man's great humanity - and terrible inhumanity. The setting is the rolling hills and meadows of England. The time is now - or tomorrow - or always.« less