Lady Oracle Book Cover

Lady Oracle
Lady Oracle
"Joan Foster is the bored wife of a myopic ban-the-bomber. She takes off overnight as Canada's new superpoet, pens lurid gothics on the sly, attracts a blackmailing reporter, skids cheerfully in and out of menacing plots, hair-raising traps, and passionate trysts, and lands dead and well in Terremoto, Italy. In this remarkable, poetic, and magical novel, Margaret Atwood proves yet again why she is considered to be one of the most important and accomplished writers of our time. "  —The Publisher.

Short Fiction
Site Awards

Excerpts from Lady Oracle
Extract, Ch. 1: "I planned my death carefully; unlike my life" -

Plot Synopses
Plot Summary - Literary Encyclopedia

Book Reviews
The New York Times, 1976
Time Magazine, 1976

Essays on Lady Oracle
Mirror Images in Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle - Jessie Givner
Margaret Atwood's Lady Oracle: The Artist as Escapist and Seer - Arnold E. and Cathy N. Davidson
Lady Oracle's Secret: Atwood's Comic Novels - Frank Davey
Calling Back the Ghost of the Old-Time Heroine - Catherine Sheldrick Ross
You Are What You Eat: The Politics of Eating in the Novels of Margaret Atwood - Emma Parker

Study Guides and Miscellaneous Resources
Reader's Companion to Lady Oracle - Books@Random

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Margaret Atwood has become not just
a major Canadian Writer, and a woman writer (whom some would call a Feminist Writer),
but an award-winning author of English literature. Her works include novels,
short stories, poetry, etc.