Download PDF by M. Makinen: Agatha Christie: Investigating Femininity (Crime Files)

By M. Makinen

Faraway from being a conservative author endorsing women's household position, Agatha Christie's e-book depicts ladies as adventurous, self sufficient girls who renegotiate sexual relationships alongside extra equivalent traces. ladies also are allowed the damaging competency to disrupt society and but the texts refuse to determine them as double deviant as a result of their femininity. This unique textual research of her oeuvre demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie used to be with regards to gender, starting in nineteen twenty and concluding within the early seventies.

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Tuppence nodded with complete understanding. ‘Yes one does. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 26 Detecting Deviancy 27 Tommy said, flushing slightly: ‘I don’t like lying any better than you do –’ ‘I don’t mind lying in the least. To be quite honest I get a lot of artistic pleasure out of my lies. , p. 57) In contrast to Poirot’s fussy foreigness, which set him apart from the beginning as not ‘one of us’ and allowed a distance for the reader from some of his more outrageous questioning or reading of private letters in order to get at the truth – a distance often marked by Captain Hasting’s distaste in a similar manner to Tommy’s above – Tommy and Tuppence are decidedly ‘one of us’ if the ‘us’ is taken to be the middle-class English reading public of the time.

W. ’ ‘You are always so sceptical,’ said Poirot. ’ (ECR, p. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 36 37 In ‘The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim’ (1923),40 he challenges Inspector Japp that he can solve the mystery of the absent financier without once leaving his flat. However, as Barnard points out, he is ‘completely versatile’,41 at times employing sedentary reflection, and at others examining details within a room, as in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, or insisting on interviewing all the suspects himself, as in Murder on the Orient Express (1934).

W. ’ ‘You are always so sceptical,’ said Poirot. ’ (ECR, p. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 36 37 In ‘The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim’ (1923),40 he challenges Inspector Japp that he can solve the mystery of the absent financier without once leaving his flat. However, as Barnard points out, he is ‘completely versatile’,41 at times employing sedentary reflection, and at others examining details within a room, as in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, or insisting on interviewing all the suspects himself, as in Murder on the Orient Express (1934).

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