Adams, Richard, 1920-
Full name: Richard George Adams.
English civil servant whose first novel was published in his fifties, launching him into a
whole new career as an author. Specializes in interesting subjects dealt with from often offbeat
angles. Comparatively little of his remaining work is like the animal story that brought him fame,
but all of it is worth investigating.
Watership Down. 1972.
An epic fantasy about rabbits, naturalistically imagined and set in the actual countryside of
modern England. Conceived as a children's story for the author's two daughters, the issues dealt
with are far from childish, and none are soft-pedalled. This is not your cutsey bunny story! A
fascinating read, and deserves all the acclaim it has received. Followed by a collection,
Tales From Watership Down (1996).
Jun. 28, 2005,
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Mar. 27, 2013.
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