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Faraway from being a conservative author endorsing women's household function, Agatha Christie's e-book depicts ladies as adventurous, self reliant ladies who renegotiate sexual relationships alongside extra equivalent strains. girls also are allowed the damaging competency to disrupt society and but the texts refuse to work out them as double deviant as a result of their femininity. This exact textual research of her oeuvre demonstrates precisely how quietly innovatory Christie was once when it comes to gender, starting in nineteen twenty and concluding within the early seventies.

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The twenties and thirties were a period of intense contentions, of unsettling the concepts of gender in relation to the ‘modern’ age, and Christie’s novels form a small but definite part of that debate, and one that then continues for over fifty years, into the seventies. 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.

29 Tuppence is the Poirot-like genius, congratulated for having a ‘most unusual mind’(POF, p. 389) but one who also craves danger and excitement as an action figure. And it is this positive evaluation of her dominant, active femininity that is interesting. , p. , p. 47) and his boss, Grant, acknowledges ‘ “I take my hat off to the woman. , p. 46). Ingenuity, bravery and quick-wittedness are celebrated in the feminine heroine. , a focus is also placed on motherhood; in relation to Tuppence, concerned about her children fighting in the war, the spy M masquerading as a mother using an interned Pole’s child as camouflage, and the vindictive German Anna whose son died in the last war.

If some women still think that any man, however ill he can afford it, ought to pay all bills for entertainments, it is time they learned the new code. 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.

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