By M. Makinen
Christie's books depict ladies as adventurous, self reliant figures who renegotiate sexual relationships alongside extra equivalent strains. ladies 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 booklet demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie was once relating to gender.
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Good heavens, Poirot,’ I cried. ‘What is the matter? ’ ‘No, no’ he gasped. ’. Suddenly clasping me in his arms, he kissed me warmly on both cheeks, and before I had recovered from my surprise ran headlong from the room. 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.
But though equal, they are not the same. The texts construct a range of gender differences, often along stereotypical constructions. In The Secret Adversary, their boss Carter delineates the differences in their characters, arguing that Tommy has ‘common-sense’, ‘he worries things out slowly, and once he’s got hold of anything he doesn’t let go’; Tuppence is more intuitive and together they supply ‘pace and stamina’ (SA, pp. 315–6). Tuppence continues the early lady detective’s ability to ‘instinctively’ pick out the criminal (Mr Whittington in The Secret Adversary, Mary Chilcott in Partners in Crime) and as the master criminal notes of the pair, ‘she has intuitive flashes that might be dangerous He is not clever but it is hard to blind his eyes to facts’ (SA, p.
Tommy’s misogynist grandfather bewails the fact that ‘ “Girls aren’t what they used to be in my young day” ’ (SA, p. 384) but approves of her pertness. She rejects the concept that love is the central concern of women, by refusing to admit to her own ‘sentimentality’ about Tommy, and even after she has admitted her concern and love for the captured man, is able to continue sleuthing, thereby demonstrating her professionalism (SA, pp. 216–7). Love is not the be-all and end-all; discovering the solution to the mystery takes precedence and the modern marriage is conceived of as a ‘sport’ rather than the more usual constructions: ‘a haven, a refuge, and a crowning glory, and a state of bondage’ (SA, p.