In the twenty-five years since its first publication, "Waterland" has established itself as one of the classics of the twentieth century. This ... Show synopsis In the twenty-five years since its first publication, "Waterland" has established itself as one of the classics of the twentieth century. This anniversary edition, with a new introduction by the author, celebrates a novel that is a visionary tale of England's Fen country, a sinuous meditation on the workings of history, and a family story startling in its detail and universal in its reach.'Graham Swift has mapped his "Waterland" like a new Wessex. He appropriates the Fens as Moby Dick did whaling or "Wuthering Heights" the moors. This is a beautiful, serious and intelligent novel, admirably ambitious and original' - "Observer". 'Perfectly controlled, superbly written. "Waterland" is original, compelling and narration of the highest order' - "Guardian". '"Waterland" is a formidably intelligent book, animated by an impressive, angry pity at what human creatures are capable of doing to one another in the name of love and need. The most powerful novel I have read for some time' - "New York Review of Books".