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Richard Adams (1) (1920–2016)

Autor de La colina de Watership

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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 más 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

Series

Obras de Richard Adams

La colina de Watership (1972) 24,841 copias
Tales from Watership Down (1996) — Autor — 2,551 copias
Shardik (1974) 2,116 copias
Maia (1984) 936 copias
La chica del columpio (1980) 836 copias
Traveller (1988) 452 copias
The Tyger Voyage (1976) 169 copias
Nature Through the Seasons (1975) 146 copias
The Ship's Cat (1977) 122 copias
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Editor — 71 copias
Nature Day and Night (1978) 61 copias
The Day Gone By (1990) 59 copias
A Nature Diary (1985) 36 copias
The Legend of Te Tuna (1982) 32 copias
The Outlandish Knight (1999) 27 copias
Daniel (2006) 19 copias
The Bureaucats (1985) 15 copias
Watership Down / Shardik (1900) 14 copias
Maia, Parts 1 and 2 (1987) 9 copias
Maia: The Serrelinda (1989) 3 copias
Maia: The Peasant (1989) 3 copias
Maia: The Slave-Girl (1989) 3 copias
Ruohometsän kansa (2018) 2 copias
Maia: The Suban (1989) 2 copias
Campion [short story] (1996) 1 copia
Adams Richard 1 copia
Crab [short story] (1980) 1 copia
The Robin [short story] (1980) 1 copia
Stonecrop [short story] (1996) 1 copia
Sandwort [short story] (1996) 1 copia
Flyairth [short story] (1996) 1 copia

Obras relacionadas

Stories: All-New Tales (2010) — Contribuidor — 1,388 copias
Watership Down [1978 film] (1978) — Original book — 154 copias
The Private Life of the Rabbit (1965) — Introducción, algunas ediciones119 copias
The Phoenix Tree: An Anthology of Myth Fantasy (1980) — Contribuidor — 72 copias
Shivers for Christmas (1995) — Contribuidor — 23 copias
Kingdoms of Sorcery: An Anthology of Adult Fantasy (1976) — Contribuidor — 21 copias
The Plague Dogs [1982 film] — Original book — 16 copias
The Thorny Paradise: Writers on Writing for Children (1975) — Contribuidor — 15 copias
Guardian Angels (1987) — Contribuidor — 11 copias
Gentle Footprints (2010) — Contribuidor — 2 copias
The Girl in a Swing [1988 film] (2014) — Original book — 2 copias

Etiquetado

Conocimiento común

Nombre legal
Richard George Adams
Fecha de nacimiento
1920-05-09
Fecha de fallecimiento
2016-12-24
Lugar de sepultura
Donated to Medical Science
Género
male
Nacionalidad
England
UK
País (para mapa)
England, UK
Lugar de nacimiento
Newbury, Berkshire, England, UK
Lugar de fallecimiento
Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Causa de fallecimiento
complications of a blood disorder
Lugares de residencia
Isle of Man
Whitchurch, Hampshire, Engeland, UK
Educación
Horris Hill School, Worcester College, Oxford (modern History)
Ocupaciones
civil servant
novelist
author
writer
Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Local Government
Relaciones
Adams, Elizabeth (wife)
Adams, Juliet (daughter)
Adams, Rosamond (daughter)
Organizaciones
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
British Army(WWII)
British Civil Service
Premios y honores
Whitchurch Award
Royal Society of Literature(Fellow ∙ 1975)
Biografía breve
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.

Miembros

Debates

Watership Down en Centipede Press (agosto 2023)
Watership Down en The Green Dragon (julio 2023)
Richard Adams en Legacy Libraries (julio 2018)
Watership Down en Someone explain it to me... (enero 2017)
Group Read: Watership Down (Spoiler) en 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (septiembre 2012)
Group Read: Watership Down (Non-spoiler) en 75 Books Challenge for 2011 (julio 2011)

Reseñas

Nacida originariamente de un improvisado relato que el autor hizo a sus sobrinos durante un largo viaje en coche, la obra, pese a estar protagonizada exclusivamente por animales, y de modo específico por conejos, se halla muy lejos de lo que suele entenderse por literatura para niños, por lo contrario, tiene el tono de una narración épica antigua, pero también encierra una crítica sombría y desesperanzada de las relaciones de poder, un alegato ecológico de extraordinaria eficacia y una reflexión serena y amarga, de resonancias estoicas, acerca de la dureza de la vida y la necesaria aceptación de la inevitabilidad de la muerte.… (más)
 
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Natt90 | 470 reseñas más. | Jun 21, 2022 |
Set in England's Downs, a once idyllic rural landscape, 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 friends, 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.
 
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Daniel464 | 470 reseñas más. | Oct 15, 2021 |
AVELLANO VIVE EN LA COLINA DE WATERSHIP EN SU MADRIGUERA. EPOPEYA PROTAGONIZADA POR CONEJOS, QUE ADEMÁS NOS ENSEÑAN COSAS REALES DE SU ESPECIE.
 
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Elenagdd | 470 reseñas más. | Apr 17, 2019 |
Quinto, un joven y apacible conejo, sufre unas visiones aterradoras sobre el futuro de la conejera donde reside. Convertido en el líder de sus inseparables compañeros, deciden abandonar cuanto conocen para fundar un nuevo hogar. El viaje para enocntrar un buen asentamiento y las aventuras ligadas a los instintos de supervivencia de estos conejos serán el eje de este inolvidable viaje
 
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kika66 | 470 reseñas más. | Oct 28, 2010 |

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Obras
85
También por
12
Miembros
35,516
Popularidad
#531
Valoración
4.1
Reseñas
629
ISBNs
499
Idiomas
22
Favorito
66

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