Watership Down :D

Received in mid July 2013 via Postcrossing official swap. A lovely postcard of Watership Down, one of my favourite novels. :D Thanks Lori! ^^

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The book:

US-2290876 - book cover

About Watership Down:

Watership Down is a classic adventure novel, written by English author Richard Adams, published by Rex Collings Ltd of London in 1972. Set in south-central England, the story features a small group of rabbits. Although they live in their natural environment, they are anthropomorphised, possessing their own culture, language (Lapine), proverbs, poetry, and mythology. Evoking epic themes, the novel is the Aeneid of the rabbits as they escape the destruction of their warren and seek a place to establish a new home, encountering perils and temptations along the way.

Watership Down was Richard Adams’ first novel and it is by far his most successful to date. Although it was rejected by several publishers before Collings accepted it, it won the annual Carnegie Medal, annual Guardian Prize, and other book awards. It has been adapted as a 1978 animated film that is now a classic and as a 1999 to 2001 television series.

(Thanks Wikipedia! xD)

I really like the front cover of the first edition! >_<

watership down - first edition

 

I found some other book covers online too! They all look nice. :D Which one is your favourite? (Pictures in random order)

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I love rabbits! >_< My favourite character’s Hazel – he’s not the most competent rabbit there but he’s a good leader. :)

 

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