Richard Adams

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Richard Adams


Born
in Newbury, Berkshire, England, The United Kingdom
May 09, 1920

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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.[2]

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 o
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“Animals don't behave like men,' he said. 'If they have to fight, they fight; and if they have to kill they kill. But they don't sit down and set their wits to work to devise ways of spoiling other creatures' lives and hurting them. They have dignity and animality.”
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“All the world will be your enemy, Prince with a Thousand Enemies, and whenever they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you, digger, listener, runner, prince with the swift warning. Be cunning and full of tricks and your people shall never be destroyed.”
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“My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend stopped running today.”
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Polls

December 2015 New School Classics Group Read

 
  25 votes, 17.9%

1972, Watership Down by Richard Adams, 481 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.6%

 
  16 votes, 11.4%

 
  14 votes, 10.0%

 
  13 votes, 9.3%

 
  8 votes, 5.7%

1987, Beloved by Toni Morrison, 324 pages
 
  7 votes, 5.0%

1950, A Town Like Alice by Nevil Shute, 359 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1963, The Collector by John Fowles, 283 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

1974, Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, 144 pages
 
  6 votes, 4.3%

 
  5 votes, 3.6%

1935, BUtterfield 8 by John O'Hara, 256 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

1995, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, 216 pages
 
  4 votes, 2.9%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1937, Christ in Concrete by Pietro Di Donato, 256 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

1974, The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier, 267 pages
 
  1 vote, 0.7%

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