Richard Adams (1920-2016) was an English author of fantasy and literary fiction novels and non-fiction books. Born in Berkshire, he attended Bradfield College. He later would study Modern History at Worcester College, Oxford. Upon the outbreak of World War II, he joined the British Army and served until 1946. He received a class B discharge and returned to Worcester to finish his studies. He took earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1948 and Master of Arts in 1953. Richard first started telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, Juliet and Rosamund, and they insisted he get it published. It took two years to write and was rejected by thirteen publishers before finally getting published and receiving record-setting success.

Richard Adams made his debut as a published novelist in 1972 with the novel Watership Down. Below is a list of Richard Adams’s books in order of when they were originally released:

Publication Order of Beklan Empire Books

Shardik(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Maia(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Watership Down(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tyger Voyage(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plague Dogs(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Girl in a Swing(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Legend of Te Tuna(1682) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Traveller(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Outlandish Knight(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Daniel(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

The Unbroken Web(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Iron Wolf(1980) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tales from Watership Down(1996) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Picture Books

The Ship's Cat(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon(2017) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Anthologies

Sinister and Supernatural Stories(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Adams's Favourite Animal Stories(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grimm's Fairy Tales(1981) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Nature Through the Seasons(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nature Day and Night(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voyage Through the Antarctic(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Nature Diary(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Day Gone By(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Antarctica(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price


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Richard Adams Synopses: Watership Down is a standalone title by Richard Adams. Set in the Downs of England, a once peaceful rural area, this stirring tale of adventure, courage and survival follows a band of very special creatures on their flight from the intrusion of man and the certain destruction of their home. Led by a stouthearted pair of brothers, they journey forth from their native Sandleford Warren through the harrowing trials posed by predators and adversaries, to a mysterious promised land and a more perfect society.

Shardik is the first book in the Beklan Empire series by Richard Adams. Focusing on the long-awaited reincarnation of a giant bear among the half-barbaric Orelgan people, Shardik’s appearance sets off a violent chain of events as faith in his divinity sweeps the land. Closest to the bear is the hunter Kelderek, a naturally pious, ignorant, well-meaning man who becomes – in his dedication to Shardik – a prophet, victorious soldier, corrupt priest-king and ruler of an empire.

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