D.H. Lawrence is well-known for his novels ("Lady Chatterly's Lover," "Women in Love," "Son and Lovers") but his shorter works are equally masterful. In this crisp novella, Lawrence beautifully paints a minimalistic tableaux of romance, magic, and high tension, around a mere three characters, on one farm. Anyone who ever groaned at the immense loquacity of "The Rainbow," might be surprised to discover that "The Fox" is by the same Lawrence.
I must add that Lawrence's philosophy on sexual relationships and love (as depicted in "The Fox" and other works) have been often been criticized as misogynistic. In a sense, these criticisms are valid, but they are also unfairly simplistic. Regardless, Lawrence is a fantastic writer, as "The Fox" amply demonstrates.