By M. Makinen

Christie's books depict girls as adventurous, autonomous figures who renegotiate sexual relationships alongside extra equivalent traces. girls also are allowed to disrupt society and but the texts refuse to work out them as double deviant as a result of their femininity. This ebook demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie was once when it comes to gender.

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Christie discusses and describes day-to-day circumstances of work much more frequently than in many more self-consciously literary works concerned with such participants. The carrying out of domestic chores, shopping, cleaning, clerical work, looking after the sick, raising children, the hiring and firing of servants; all these activities are recorded in detail. ’73 Priestman and Taylor read the fiction as fetishising domesticity as the appropriate sphere for women, both focussing on the Miss Marple novels for such a conclusion.

Mary Cavendish entered at that moment. ‘What is the matter with Monsieur Poirot? He rushed past me crying out: “A garage! ’ I hurried to the window. True enough, there he was, tearing down the street, hatless and gesticulating as he went. I turned to Mary with a gesture of despair. ‘He’ll be stopped by a policeman in another minute. ’ (MAAS, p.

114) – and the Biblical reference to the judgement of Solomon (where a mother selflessly gives up her claim to her child rather than see it harmed), the textual depictions are of a more violently dangerous, ferocious delineation of motherhood, not the usual loving nurture. , p. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 32 33 Tuppence looked at the broad, impassive face. It reminded her of the Polish woman, Vanda Polonska. That same frightening ferocity and singleness of purpose.

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