Watership Down is a 1972 novel written by the British author, Richard Adams. It chronicles the adventures of a band of vagabond rabbits as they flee from the destruction of their home warren and seek to find and build a new home at the place that will eventually be given the name of Watership Down.
The story takes place around Hampshire, England, and the rabbits in the story are shown to have their own type of language and culture
Watership Down was Adam's first published novel, it was rejected about thirteen times before a publisher finally accepted it.
The novel has been adapted into a 1978 animated film, a theatrical production, a TV series and a TV movie.