Richard (George) Adams Biography

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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Richard (George) Adams

Although he is the author of seven full-length novels, four of which have exclusively human protagonists, Richard Adams is perceived primarily but erroneously to be a writer of pastoral anthropomorphic fantasy. This perception derives from the enormous commercial success of his first novel, Watership Down (1972), set in the English countryside of Berkshire. It centers on a band of rabbits whose quest for a new warren is treated in a serious, epic fashion. Their rabbit existence is realized without sentimentality and with a biological realism hitherto unknown in the genre of anthropomorphism. The reader enters the rabbits' world, which is realized with great imaginative solidity further intensified by the close-textured, detailed description of a small area of the Berkshire countryside. This close focus caught public attention in the 1970s when there was a new ecological awareness that the natural world was under threat and has given the author...

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