Lady Oracle - Study Guide Chapter 15 Summary & Analysis

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Joan wonders now what her life would have been like if she had stayed with Paul, rather than becoming intimate with Arthur, and imagines herself as a fat, content woman who embroiders during the day, and is treated with respect for being Paul's mistress. However, she also realizes Paul was too methodical for her tastes. During their time together, he limits sexual activity to the weekends, and allows her to sleep in a bed in the library. As she explores the room, she finds numerous nurse romance novels, written by a Mavis Quip. At dinner, she asks Paul about this collection, and he admits he is the writer. This knowledge inspires Joan to write costume gothics, and Paul assists her by collecting similar works from his publisher. She submits her first piece, under the name of her aunt, Louise K. Delacourt, and receives one hundred pounds, and...

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