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Richard Adams (1) (1920–2016)

Autor(a) de Watership Down

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About the Author

Richard George Adams was born in Newbury, England on May 9, 1920. He enrolled at the University of Oxford in 1938, but his studies were interrupted by World War II. During the war, he served with the British airborne forces in the Middle East and India. After the war, he returned to Oxford and mostrar mais received a degree in history in 1948. He joined the Ministry of Housing and Local Government and worked his way up over 20 years to a senior post in the clean-air section of the environmental department. He retired in 1974 to become a full-time writer. His first his novel, Watership Down, was published in 1972. It received the Carnegie Medal in Literature in 1972 and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1973. His other books include Shardik, The Plague Dogs, Traveller, and Tales from Watership Down. He also wrote an autobiography entitled The Day Gone By. He died on December 24, 2016 at the age of 96. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Séries

Obras de Richard Adams

Watership Down (1972) 24,839 cópias
Tales from Watership Down (1996) — Autor — 2,554 cópias
The Plague Dogs (1977) 2,190 cópias
Shardik (1974) 2,116 cópias
Maia (1984) 936 cópias
The Girl in a Swing (1980) 836 cópias
Traveller (1988) 452 cópias
The Tyger Voyage (1976) 169 cópias
Nature Through the Seasons (1975) 146 cópias
The Ship's Cat (1977) 122 cópias
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Editor — 71 cópias
Nature Day and Night (1978) 61 cópias
The Day Gone By (1990) 59 cópias
Voyage Through the Antarctic (1982) 56 cópias
A Nature Diary (1985) 36 cópias
The Legend of Te Tuna (1982) 32 cópias
The Outlandish Knight (1999) 27 cópias
Daniel (2006) 19 cópias
The Bureaucats (1985) 15 cópias
Watership Down / Shardik (1900) 14 cópias
Flykten från Bekla : Maia 2 (1987) 14 cópias
Maia, Parts 1 and 2 (1987) 9 cópias
Maia: The Serrelinda (1989) 3 cópias
Maia: The Peasant (1989) 3 cópias
Maia: The Slave-Girl (1989) 3 cópias
Ruohometsän kansa (2018) 2 cópias
Maia: The Suban (1989) 2 cópias
The Hole in the Sky [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Campion [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Adams Richard 1 exemplar(es)
Watership Down #, Maia # 1 exemplar(es)
La ‰ragazza sull'altalena (1986) 1 exemplar(es)
Hyzenthlay in Action [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The Fox in the Water [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The Nightingale [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Back of the Moon [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Cat in the Sea [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Crab [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Crimson Parrot [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Giant Eel [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
A Hundred Times [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Mice in the Corn [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Moddey Dhoo [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The New Warren [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The Robin [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Woodpecker [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
The Iron Wolf [short story] (1980) 1 exemplar(es)
Stonecrop [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Speedwell's Story [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Sandwort [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Flyairth [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The Sense of Smell [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
The Secret River [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Flyairth's Departure [short story] (1996) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuinte — 1,388 cópias
Watership Down [1978 film] (1978) — Original book — 154 cópias
The Private Life of the Rabbit (1965) — Introdução, algumas edições119 cópias
The Phoenix Tree: An Anthology of Myth Fantasy (1980) — Contribuinte — 72 cópias
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuinte — 23 cópias
Kingdoms of Sorcery: An Anthology of Adult Fantasy (1976) — Contribuinte — 21 cópias
The Plague Dogs [1982 film] — Original book — 16 cópias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuinte — 15 cópias
Guardian Angels (1987) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Gentle Footprints (2010) — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
The Girl in a Swing [1988 film] (2014) — Original book — 2 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Adams, Richard George
Data de nascimento
1920-05-09
Data de falecimento
2016-12-24
Local de enterro
Donated to Medical Science
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Engeland
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Newbury, Berkshire, Engeland, UK
Local de falecimento
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Causa da morte
complications of a blood disorder
Locais de residência
Isle of Man
Whitchurch, Hampshire, Engeland, UK
Educação
Bradfield College
University of Oxford(Worcester College)
Horris Hill School, Newbury
Ocupação
civil servant
novelist
author
writer
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government
Relacionamentos
Adams, Elizabeth (wife)
Adams, Juliet (daughter)
Adams, Rosamond (daughter)
Organizações
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
British Army(WWII)
British Civil Service
Premiações
Whitchurch Award
Royal Society of Literature(Fellow ∙ 1975)
Pequena biografia
Richard Adams was born in Newbury, Berkshire. From 1933 until 1938 he was educated at Bradfield College. In 1938 he went up to Worcester College, Oxford to read Modern History. On 3 September 1939 Neville Chamberlain announced that the United Kingdom was at war with Germany. In 1940 Adams joined the British Army, in which he served until 1946. He received a class B discharge enabling him to return to Worcester to continue his studies for a further two years (1946-48). He took the degree of Bachelor of Arts in 1948 and of Master of Arts in 1953.

He was a senior civil servant who worked as an Assistant Secretary for the Department of Agriculture, later part of the Department of the Environment, from 1948 to 1974. Since 1974, following publication of his second novel, Shardik, he has been a full-time author.

He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, Juliet and Rosamund, and they insisted he publish it as a book. It took two years to write and was rejected by thirteen publishers. When Watership Down was finally published, it sold over a million copies in record time in both the United Kingdom and the United States. Watership Down has become a modern classic and won both the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize in 1972. To date, Adams' best-known work has sold over 50 million copies world-wide, earning him more than all his other books put together.

As of 1982, he was President of the RSPCA.

He also contested the 1983 general election, standing as an Independent Conservative in the Spelthorne constituency on a platform of opposition to fox hunting.

Membros

Discussions

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Group Read: Watership Down (Spoiler) em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Setembro 2012)
Group Read: Watership Down (Non-spoiler) em 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Julho 2011)

Resenhas

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1970s (2)

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Estatísticas

Obras
85
Also by
12
Membros
35,516
Popularidade
#531
Avaliação
4.1
Resenhas
629
ISBNs
499
Idiomas
22
Favorito
66

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