A phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over forty years, Richard Adams’ spellbinding classic Watership Down is one of the best-loved novels of all time. Set in the beautiful English countryside of the Berkshire Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, this stirring tale of adventure, courage, and survival follows a band of very special rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a developer. Led by a stout-hearted pair of brothers, they leave the safety of Sandleford Warren in search of a safe haven and a mysterious promised land, skirting danger at every turn.
'A great book. A whole world is created, perfectly real in itself, yet constituting a deep incidental comment on human affairs.'
‘This beautifully written and intensely moving story is the work of an extraordinary imagination.’
– Sunday Telegraph
‘An impressive, immensely readable story, held together over 400 pages by a powerful imagination that soon forbids disbelief.’
– New Statesman
'A gripping story of rebellion in a rabbit warren and the subsequent adventures of the rebels. Adams has a poetic eye and a gift for storytelling which will speak to readers of all ages for many years to come.'
– Sunday Times
'A masterpiece. The best story about wild animals since The Wind in the Willows. Very funny, exciting, often moving.'
– Evening Standard
‘This lovely, lovely novel will join those classics which preserve the simpler joys... and there is the wonder of the English countryside, seen with the ground-level detail of a rabbit’s eye and ear and nose, the scent and savour of short, sweet grass, the aromatic tiny wild plants, their names used like charms.’
– Monica Dickens
‘Quite marvelous... A powerful new vision of the great chain of being.’
– New York Times Book Review
‘A classic... A great book.’
– Los Angeles Times
‘Spellbinding...Marvelous...A taut tale of suspense, hot pursuit and derring-do.’