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ID
b72
Title
The Waterfall
Genre
Story
Page Count
34
Word Count
7000
Publisher
Lovat Dickson's Magazine
Publication Year
1933

A joyless and repressed minister's daughter is wooed and wedded by a widowed landowner. A young visiting engineer's earthy ease challenges her harsh morality and prim austerity and, upon completion of a water project, she pulls the lever that releases the dammed water and experiences an overwhelming emotional release. The reviewer in the New Statesman(attached), says that the story 'might well have been treated by D.H. Lawrence; but it has none of the crudity, forcefulness and erratic energy that we should then have expected. It retains the quiet colouring of the first paragraph [of the story], its melancholy, subdued and allusive grace.' In Lovat Dickson's Magazine (December 1933), The Woman Who Had Imagination and Other Stories(1934), Country Tales (1938),Country Tales(1940). Reprinted in The Oxford Book of English Short Stories (1998).