Lady Oracle Setting & Symbolism

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Terremoto

An area near Rome in the Mediterranean, Terremoto is the small village to which Joan flees following her supposed death. The name, meaning "earthquake" in Italian, clearly symbolizes Joan's own life of chaos and destruction. The beautiful area is charming, but fails to effectively allow Joan to start her life again.

Costume gothics

A form of romantic literary content, costume gothic novels are romance novels set in specific historical periods, such as the nineteenth century. Joan has written the books as a career for a number of years, and continues to enjoy moderate success. However, as her past begins to catch up to her current life, her other personality, Louise Delacourt, author of these novels, is in danger of being discovered. Throughout the novel, the heroines of Joan's novels often experience the same circumstances and emotions as Joan herself, making them symbols for Joan's life...

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Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction and Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults
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