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By M. Makinen

Faraway from being a conservative author endorsing women's family position, Agatha Christie's ebook depicts ladies as adventurous, self sustaining ladies 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 designated textual research of her oeuvre demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie was once relating to gender, starting in nineteen twenty and concluding within the early seventies.

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9), and dismisses the ‘Woman’s sphere’ of domesticity as demanding only ‘ “Twenty minutes work after breakfast” ’ (PIC, p. 9). She only agrees to stop sleuthing when she discovers she is going to have a different kind of adventure, ‘[s]omething ever so much more exciting’ (PIC, p. 347) – pregnancy. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 Detecting Deviancy Agatha Christie Though marriage and pregnancy are depicted as dynamic, vigorous, and uninhibiting to the modern independent woman, with motherhood portrayed as having its own ferocity, it is notable that motherhood is the one thing that does halt the indomitable Tuppence.

24 However, it was to take second wave feminism’s re-questioning in the 1970s for the custom of women paying to be widely adopted. Tuppence’s insistence and Tommy’s acquiescence in them sharing the bill in 1922 would place them as a couple striving to renegotiate gender relations. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 one of equality. Tuppence, a nurse and driver during the war, mirrors the new-found freedoms and confidence many young women experienced in the 1920s.

Com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-15 Detecting Deviancy Agatha Christie construction, not only culturally but also within the detective genre itself, I need to start with the detectives who appeared in her second novel in 1922 and, 50 years and 80 novels and short-story collections later, finally concluded their investigations in her final novel of 1973: Thomas and Tuppence Beresford. Detectives, within the genre of detective fiction, are portrayed as the bastions of law and order, however much writers may play around with their flawed and eccentric characters.

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