Acknowledgment is made to Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. for permission to quote from the copyrighted works of Margaret Drabble.
Acknowledgment is made to the following for permission to reprint previously published material: William Morrow & Company: Excerpts from Margaret Drabble's A Summer Bird-Cage, The Garrick Year, The Millstone, and Jerusalem the Golden; The University of Wisconsin Press: Excerpts from Nancy S. Hardin, "An Interview with Margaret Drabble," Contemporary Literature, 14 ( 1973), 273-95; The Paris Review, Inc.: Excerpts from Barbara Milton, "Margaret Drabble: The Art of Fiction LXX," Paris Review, No. 74 ( 1978), pp. 40-65.
I wish to thank Margaret Drabble for permission to quote from her unpublished letter to Monica Lauritzen Manheimer, and the latter for sending me a copy of this letter as well as the transcript of her interview with Drabble.
I also wish to thank Hugh Witemeyer, Morris Eaves, and, in particular, Mary Power, of the University of New Mexico, for their advice, criticism, and support with regard to the writing of this study.