Traveller

Traveller

by Richard Adams

NOOK Book(eBook)

$6.49 $6.99 Save 7% Current price is $6.49, Original price is $6.99. You Save 7%.
View All Available Formats & Editions

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783015825
Publisher: Watership Down Enterprises
Publication date: 11/27/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 234,540
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Richard George Adams (born 9 May, 1920) is an English novelist best known as the author of Watership Down.He originally began telling the story of Watership Down to his two daughters, and they insisted he publish it as a book. When 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. Others of Richard’s books include Shardik, Maia, Tales from Watership Down, The Girl in a Swing and The Plague Dogs, the last two of which, together with Watership Down, have been filmed. His goal is to tell a good story, ideally one so good you can't put it down! Richard Adams currently lives in Hampshire, England. He has written about his childhood and youth, including the time he served in the army in World War II, in 'The Day Gone By'.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Traveller 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Civil War from the viewpoint of - General Robert E. Lee's horse??? Traveller, still a colt when his first owner sets off for a place called the War, can't wait to get there because surely anywhere young men seek so eagerly must be just like heaven. A horse's version of heaven, that is! So where is it that he winds up instead? A place of noise and blood, exhaustion and starvation, and death for horses as well as for men. His new master, 'Marse Robert,' wins Traveller's heart so wholly that lively young horse soon decides he'd never prefer to be elsewhere. Yet still, Traveller never stops wishng he might have made it to the War at last...and that's just one of the seriocomic differences between a horse's perspective and that of the humans who surround and control him. A delightful blend of fun and poignancy, complete with Traveller-coined nicknames for Marse Robert's fellow generals that had me in stitches. Anthropomorphic animals aren't usually favorites with me, and I sometimes found the use of dialect distracting but I thoroughly enjoyed this book just the same.
Fluffyblue on LibraryThing 25 days ago
I read this as part of a book club and it's one of those books that has stayed with me for a long time. I remember a lot of the people from the book club did not like it, but I found the story very interesting. Perhaps it's my love of horses?Traveller is General Robert Lee's horse and tells the tale of some of the things he did during the Civil War, and life at that time from a horse's perspective.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago