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ATWOOD, Margaret. Lady Oracle. (Toronto): McClelland and Stewart, (1976). First Printing. Pp. (6),7-345,(7). 8vo, red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. "An original and compelling work, a masterful achievement by one of themost prominent and influential authors in Canada today, 'Lady Oracle' is a mixture of the bizarre and the eeire, the terrifying and the brilliantly s atiric. Passing one woman's life through the prisom of her unique literary vision, Margaret Atwood has created a novel of lasting impact. The heroine of 'Lady Oracle' is a young woman whose sanity is threatened by the fact that the several lives she has lived sepearately and secretly are coming together and will be exposed. To avoid this she plans her own 'accidental death'. She is newly and notoriously famous as a best-selling author; her official role in life is as the shy, rather awkward wife of a perpetual radical; on the sly she writes gothic novels under a nom de plume; she is secretly having an affair with a local 'con-create' poet; and she has conceled from everyone her past as a grossly overweight child... evidence of which is in asnapshot on her dreser that she claims is that of a favourite aunt. Love, fear, understanding, suspense, sensuality and humour -- there is hardly an emotiuonal current that is not touched in 'Lady Oracle', and with a depth, vitality and wit that are rare in any time." - from the dustjacket. Slightly cocked, a few foxed spots to fore-edge, else very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. Signed and inscribed by Atwood to Canadian author H.R. ("Bill") Percy and his wife on the title page. 65.00
Title: Lady Oracle. First Edition in dustjacket, signed.
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:0771008155:
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