Richard Adams (1920-2016)

Watership Down at Brilliant BooksWednesday, December 28th, 2016

Richard Adams, author of Watership Down and many other novels, has died.

Born in 1920, Adams did not begin writing until 1966.  While on a road trip, his young daughters begged him to tell them a story to pass the time.  He began, "Once there were two rabbits called Hazel and Fiver."  The story that grew from that simple beginning became his first and best known novel, Watership Down.  The book went on to win the Carnegie Medal in Literature, the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, and became a New York Times bestseller.  Adams' other works include a collection of stories, Tales from Watership Down, as well as other novels exploring the animal world such as Shardik and The Plague Dogs.

Adams passed away on Christmas Eve.  He was 96.


 

Watership Down: A Novel Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780743277709
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Published: Scribner - November 1st, 2005

Tales from Watership Down Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780307950192
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Published: Vintage - December 11th, 2012

Watership Down (Scribner Classics) Cover Image
By Richard Adams, Aldo Galli (Illustrator)
$29.99
ISBN: 9781442444058
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 23rd, 2012

Shardik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781585671823
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 30th, 2001

The Plague Dogs: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780345494023
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Published: Ballantine Books - November 28th, 2006