Watership Down is Richard Adams' most famous book. It is the story of a group of rabbits who flee their home because of encroaching human development. The group that sets out is a hodge podge collection of personalities which are remarkably human, and that makes the characters believable and familiar. Along the way, they meet other rabbits, and other animals who either help or hurt them. On any long journey, stories help pass the time, and these rabbits love to tell stories! The stories all feature El-ahrairah, their mythical rabbit Hero. These travelers clearly gain strength and courage from El-ahrairah's exploits, and after all, isn't that what all good stories can do? If you read this book, and I hope you do, which character do you identify with most? Which story-within-the-story resonates with you?
A visually enhanced trade edition of the top-selling modern classic follows the survival tale of a group of wild rabbits who are forced to flee their doomed warren and find a safe place to live in the face of brutal challenges, an adventure that explores metaphorical themes about environmentalism and social oppression. Original. 60,000 first printing.