Margaret Drabble's "The Waterfall": New System, New Morality
English Language and Literature | Fiction
The Waterfall is Margaret Drabble's most literarily-allusive novel, a complex metafiction that draws attention to problems of finding a style and of making an ending. Jane Gray, the first-person narrator, is writing a novel about herself in the third person in an attempt to understand her passion for James, her cousin's husband; and she intersperses her stylized, romantic fictionalization with a critical, analytical first-person commentary.
© 1988 Duke University Press
Greene, Gayle. Margaret Drabble's "The Waterfall": New System, New Morality, Novel: A Forum on Fiction 22, no. 1 (Fall 1988), pp. 45-65