New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1974.
New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1974. First American edition. A Fine copy of the book in like dust jacket. A stray mark in green pencil on the rear jacket panel, otherwise exceptionally bright and fresh. A fantastic debut novel by Adams, ostensibly a book for children, but with themes and layers of complexity best suited for an adult audience.
A best-seller, Carnegie Medal winner, and inspiration for multiple film, tv, stage, and musical adaptations, Watership Down was inspired by tales the author told his two daughters. The book follows a group of rabbits as they flee their home after one of them experiences a terrifying vision of death and destruction. Led by the heroic rabbit, Hazel, the group endures adventure and hardship in their search for a new home. The story is an ode to England's rural landscape, an epic journey, and an incredible example of world-building reflective of our own. Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #5895)