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Richard Adams - Maia
Maia ​is a fifteen-year-old peasant beauty growing up in poverty beside Lake Serrelind. Seduced by her stepfather and betrayed by her jealous mother, Maia finds herself in the hands of slave-traders to be sold as a concubine. She attracts the attention of General Kembri who uses her to obtain information from her admirers and her adventures uncover a plot for civil war. Proclaimed as a heroine, she finds that one sinister result of fame is to have enemies in high places and Maia has to struggle for survival through treachery, cruelty, lost love and a final flight through a wild empire to escape a crumbling regime.

Richard Adams - The ​Plague Dogs
Two ​dogs escape from an experimental research station in the Lake District, where they have been horribly tortured and mistreated in the name of science. As they run for their lives on the hard fells they attempt to survive wild and free. But the hunt is on...

Richard Adams - La ​collina dei conigli
Nel ​sud dell'Inghilterra, sulle colline del Berkshire, prolifera una ricca conigliera. Qui vive anche il piccolo Quintilio, spesso preda di sogni premonitori: stavolta il sonno gli ha parlato di un grave pericolo che li minaccia, qualcosa che viene dagli uomini, un presentimento inspiegabile. Come svelare agli altri conigli il rischio che sta per travolgerli? Come metterli in guardia? E cosa fare se il Coniglio Capo non gli crede? Fuggire: bisogna fuggire lontano, attraverso terre sconosciute. Bisogna trovare il coraggio necessario, correre fino allo sfinimento e non lasciarsi mai prendere dallo sconforto. Quintilio non è solo nel suo viaggio: con lui ci sono Moscardo, Parruccone, Mirtillo e tanti altri. Loro sanno attraversare i fiumi, sfuggire alle trappole, lottare con coraggio se c'è un amico da salvare. Anche se il viaggio sembra non finire mai e i nemici sbucano da ogni parte. Pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1972, questo romanzo è ormai considerato un classico delle lettratura moderna. Età di lettura: da 9 anni.

Richard Adams - Gesztenye, ​a honalapító
Vakarcs ​a legapróbb az egész nyúltanyán, de titokzatos képesség szorult beléje: tévedhetetlenül megérzi a jövőt. Íme, most is rátör a látnokok emésztő nyugtalansága, tudja, hogy a tanyát közeli végveszély fenyegeti. De ki hallgat a prófétára a maga hazájában? Mindössze egy tucatnyi társa kerekedik föl vele együtt a nyúltermészettel igazán ellenkező vándorútra, hogy száz veszéllyel dacolva új lakóhelyet találjanak. És amikor itt már biztonságban érezhetnék magukat, csak akkor törnek rájuk a még nagyobb veszedelmek, akkor várnak rájuk a még nyaktörőbb kalandok. Aki Gesztenye, Vakarcs, Bósás és a többi hős tapsifüles történetét végigizgulta, kétszer is meggondolja majd, hogy nyúlszívűnek nevezze a gyáva embert. Az angol író világsikert aratott – negyven nyelven, több mint tízmillió példányban megjelent – állatregénye úgy teszi a történetet emberközelivé, úgy bont ki fontos emberi tulajdonságokat belőle, hogy közben apró hősei hiteles állatok maradnak, nálunk is meghittebb értői és érzői a természetnek. És ha a szerző emberi szót ad a szájukba, csak arra figyelmeztet minket, hogy minden élő a testvérünk, ám egyedül mi, emberek menthetjük meg a végpusztulásól ezt a természetet, mindnyájunk közös otthonát.

Richard Adams - Tales ​From Watership Down
This ​novel returns to the world of Fiver, Hazel and Bigwig created in "Watership Down" and shows the younger generations of rabbits seeking to find out about the heroic age which existed before they were born.

Richard Adams - Max Hooper - Nature ​through the Seasons
An ​eminent novelist and a scientist look at three typical English landscapes - river, woodland, meadow - and investigate the changes they undergo throughout the seasons. Their illuminating approaches to this fascinating subject are further complimented by David Goddard's beautiful full-colour illustrations of the three landscapes. Richard Adams exhibits all the insight and sensitivity that is to be expected from the author of Watership Down.

Richard Adams - The ​Iron Wolf and Other Stories
In ​this volume, Richard Adams has collected together nineteen enchanting folk-tales from almost as many parts of the world - from Europe to China and from Polynesia to the Arctic Circle. Each has a special magic, an aura that is sometimes beautiful and fascinating, sombre and frightening, or exciting and colourful. But what unites all these stories is the essential quality of folk-lore, something that transcends the boundaries of nations, of custom and time, that gives them their permanence and universality of appeal. "Authors need folk-tales," Richard Adams says, "in the same way as composers need folk-song. They're the headspring of the narrator's art, where the story stands forth at its simple, irreducible best. They don't date, any more than dreams, for they are the collective dreams of humanity." In order to preserve as far as possible the immediacy and directness of authentic folk story-telling, each of the nineteen tales is presented as being told by an imagined narrator to one or more hearers at a particular time and place, sometimes past, sometimes present. However, the reader is never told the identity either of the teller or his hearers, but is left free to infer both them and the occasion solely from the narrator's own words. This original technique adds a novel dash of piquancy to this fine collection.

Richard Adams - Traveller
Examines ​the events of the Civil War through the eyes of General Robert E. Lee's closest companion and devoted horse, Traveller.

Richard Adams - Shardik
A ​reissue of a classic fantasy work by acclaimed author Richard Adams Shardik is a fantasy of tragic character, centred on the long-awaited reincarnation of the gigantic bear Shardik and his appearance among the half-barbaric Ortelgan people. A gripping tale of war, adventure, horror and romance, Shardik, on a deeper level, is a remarkable exploration of mankind's universal desire for divine incarnation.

Richard Adams - Gazdátlanok
„Torokszorító ​történet… tele érzelmekkel és kalandokkal!” – Wall Street Journal AMIKOR az ember felelőtlen kísérleteket végez állatokon, ne csodálkozon, ha a dolog kicsúszik az irányítása alól. Ez történik egy brit laboratóriumban, ahol szigorúan titkos biológiai kutatómunka folyik. KÉT kísérleti állatnak sikerül megszökni, és a szabadságvágytól vezérelve kóboréletbe kezd az északnyugat-angliai tóvidék gyönyörű tájain. Idilljüknek ismét az emberek beavatkozása vet véget: mivel a KUTYA alapvetően húsevő, a környéken eltünedező birkák először a gazdákat riasztják, majd megjelenik a hatóság is, és híresztelni kezdi, hogy a szökevények egy veszélyes biológiai fegyvert hordoznak magukban. A két kutya tehát újra menekülőre fogja, és csupán egyetlen barátban bízhat, egy agyafúrt rókában, aki minden kelepcéből ismeri a kiutat. Az izgalmas hajsza ezzel ELINDUL… A többszörösen díjnyertes angol szerző világszerte ismertté vált könyveivel, melyek közül többet meg is filmesítettek. Történeteiben az állatszereplők szájába emberi szavakat ad, hogy így mondjon véleményt nemcsak róluk, de rólunk, emberekről is. Ez a megkapó története több hónapot töltött a New York Times bestsellerlistáján, és kétség sem férhet hozzá, megérdemelten.

Richard Adams - Watership ​Down
A ​phenomenal worldwide bestseller for over thirty years, Richard Adam's Watership Down is a timeless classic and one of the most beloved novels of all time. 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 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. The story follows a warren of Berkshire rabbits fleeing the destruction of their home by a land developer. As they search for a safe haven, skirting danger at every turn, we become acquainted with the band and its compelling culture and mythos. Adams has crafted a touching, involving world in the dirt and scrub of the English countryside, complete with its own folk history and language (the book comes with a "lapine" glossary, a guide to rabbitese). As much about freedom, ethics, and human nature as it is about a bunch of bunnies looking for a warm hidey-hole and some mates, Watership Down will continue to make the transition from classroom desk to bedside table for many generations to come. -- Paul Hughes, amazon.com review

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