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Richard Adams (1) (1920–2016)

Auteur de Watership Down

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A propos de l'auteur

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 afficher plus 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) afficher moins

Séries

Œuvres de Richard Adams

Watership Down (1972) 24,836 exemplaires
Tales from Watership Down (1996) — Auteur — 2,554 exemplaires
Les chiens de la peste (1977) 2,191 exemplaires
Shardik (1974) 2,116 exemplaires
Maia (1984) 936 exemplaires
La jeune fille à l'escarpolette (1980) 836 exemplaires
Traveller (1988) 452 exemplaires
The Iron Wolf and Other Stories (1980) 401 exemplaires
Le voyage du Tygre (1976) 169 exemplaires
La Nature aux quatre saisons (1975) 146 exemplaires
Le chat du bord (1977) 122 exemplaires
Watership Down: The Graphic Novel (2023) 104 exemplaires
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Directeur de publication — 71 exemplaires
La Nature, le jour et la nuit (1978) 61 exemplaires
The Day Gone By (1990) 59 exemplaires
Voyage Through the Antarctic (1982) 56 exemplaires
A Nature Diary (1985) 36 exemplaires
The Legend of Te Tuna (1982) 32 exemplaires
The Outlandish Knight (1999) 27 exemplaires
Daniel (2006) 19 exemplaires
The Adventures of Egg Box Dragon (2018) 17 exemplaires
The Bureaucats (1985) 15 exemplaires
Watership Down / Shardik (1900) 14 exemplaires
Flykten från Bekla : Maia 2 (1987) 14 exemplaires
Maia, Parts 1 and 2 (1987) 9 exemplaires
Watership Down Friend and Foe (2000) 5 exemplaires
Watership Down Pipkin's Rainbow (2000) 4 exemplaires
Maia: The Serrelinda (1989) 3 exemplaires
The rocks of Korsan [short story] (1980) 3 exemplaires
Occasional Poets: An Anthology (1986) 3 exemplaires
Maia: The Peasant (1989) 3 exemplaires
Maia: The Slave-Girl (1989) 3 exemplaires
Ruohometsän kansa (2018) 2 exemplaires
Adams R. - LA COLLINA DEI CONIGLI (1976) 2 exemplaires
Maia: The Suban (1989) 2 exemplaires
Sinister and Supernatural Stories (1978) 2 exemplaires
Campion [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire
Adams Richard 1 exemplaire
La ‰ragazza sull'altalena (1986) 1 exemplaire
The Nightingale [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
Back of the Moon [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
Crab [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
The Giant Eel [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
A Hundred Times [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
Mice in the Corn [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
The Moddey Dhoo [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
The New Warren [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire
The Robin [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
The Woodpecker [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
The Iron Wolf [short story] (1980) 1 exemplaire
Stonecrop [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire
Speedwell's Story [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire
Sandwort [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire
Flyairth [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire
The Secret River [short story] (1996) 1 exemplaire

Oeuvres associées

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contributeur — 1,388 exemplaires
Watership Down (Deluxe Edition) (1978) — Original book — 154 exemplaires
The Private Life of the Rabbit (1965) — Introduction, quelques éditions119 exemplaires
The Phoenix Tree: An Anthology of Myth Fantasy (1980) — Contributeur — 72 exemplaires
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contributeur — 23 exemplaires
Kingdoms of Sorcery: An Anthology of Adult Fantasy (1976) — Contributeur — 21 exemplaires
The Plague Dogs [1982 film] — Original book — 16 exemplaires
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contributeur — 15 exemplaires
Guardian Angels (1987) — Contributeur — 11 exemplaires
Gentle Footprints (2010) — Contributeur — 2 exemplaires
The Girl in a Swing [1988 film] (2014) — Original book — 2 exemplaires

Étiqueté

Partage des connaissances

Nom légal
Adams, Richard George
Date de naissance
1920-05-09
Date de décès
2016-12-24
Lieu de sépulture
Donated to Medical Science
Sexe
male
Nationalité
Engeland
UK
Pays (pour la carte)
England, UK
Lieu de naissance
Newbury, Berkshire, Engeland, UK
Lieu du décès
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Cause du décès
complications of a blood disorder
Lieux de résidence
Isle of Man
Whitchurch, Hampshire, Engeland, UK
Études
Bradfield College
University of Oxford(Worcester College)
Horris Hill School, Newbury
Professions
civil servant
novelist
author
writer
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government
Relations
Adams, Elizabeth (wife)
Adams, Juliet (daughter)
Adams, Rosamond (daughter)
Organisations
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
British Army(WWII)
British Civil Service
Prix et distinctions
Whitchurch Award
Royal Society of Literature(Fellow ∙ 1975)
Courte biographie
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.

Membres

Discussions

Watership Down à Centipede Press (Août 2023)
Watership Down à The Green Dragon (Juillet 2023)
Richard Adams à Legacy Libraries (Juillet 2018)
Watership Down à Someone explain it to me... (Janvier 2017)
Group Read: Watership Down (Spoiler) à 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Septembre 2012)
Group Read: Watership Down (Non-spoiler) à 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (Juillet 2011)

Critiques

Lire ce livre a été bien plus une souffrance qu'un plaisir. Tout en reconnaissant son intérêt par les thèmes qu'il embrasse -la liberté, l'appel à la rébellion, la tolérance, l'humanisme- et le recours à la métaphore dans un monde animal, j'ai eu un mal (de chien? si j'osais recourir à une autre espèce animale) à m'intéresser à l'histoire, à retenir les noms des personnages... y compris à comprendre le vocabulaire du livre! Si ce roman ne bénéficiait pas d'une reconnaissance mondiale, je me demanderais à qui peut bien s'adresser ce pavé qui relate une histoire pour enfants avec des mots d'adultes. Toute cette galerie de lapins bondissants et tout occupés à leur survie, au gré d'aventures successives, parlera indéniablement plus à l'imaginaire d'un enfant de dix ans. Pour le pauvre adulte dont la force d'évocation s'est malheureusement émoussée, cela promet d'être plus difficile.… (plus d'informations)
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biche1968 | 470 autres critiques | Aug 14, 2017 |
I just loved this novel, which is much more than a story about cute rabbits ! One of my 2009 revelations !
 
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rft | 470 autres critiques | Aug 7, 2009 |

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1980s (1)
Ghosts (1)
1970s (2)

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Statistiques

Œuvres
85
Aussi par
12
Membres
35,513
Popularité
#531
Évaluation
4.1
Critiques
629
ISBN
499
Langues
22
Favoris
66

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