"1. The novel began as stories that Adams told his daughters on long car rides to Stratford-upon-Avon. He submitted his manuscript to many publishers, but they rejected it time and time again. Adams was about to hire a vanity publisher to produce a few copies when a small time publisher named Rex Collings accepted Watership Down for a 2,000-copy run. It has since sold millions of copies.
2. Watership Down the movie came out in 1978. It was an animated movie about rabbits. So reviewers of"
"Written by Richard Adams
One of the all-time 'classics', I first became acquainted with this franchise by watching the 1978 movie. And now all these years later I finally have a chance to read the infamous book which would later go on to work as source material for the conception of TV's "Lost". What an immaculately written masterpiece by Adams, that transverses it's subject matter and speaks volumes towards the importance of community, co-creation, psychic phenomena, the dangers of 'hive-mind'"