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Reflecting on Miss Marple By Marion Shaw

Reflecting on Miss Marple
by Marion Shaw

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This study examines the elements of Agatha Christie's famous character which make her subversive while at the same time upholding the status quo. It explores the inherent contradictions of the Miss Marple novels, their social and historical context, and their place in detective fiction.
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Reflecting on Miss Marple by Marion Shaw

Violence, murder and a sweet, white-haired old lady are an unlikely combination. Why is this apparent contradiction so potent a formula? "Reflecting on Miss Marple" examines the elements of Agatha Christie's famous character which make her subversive whilst at the same time upholding the status quo. The authors place Miss Marple firmly in context as the quintessential post-World War I spinster. Marginalized by society and despised or trivialized by men, Miss Marple emerges triumphant as an unlikely but undeniable feminist heroine. This study explores the inherent contradictions of the Miss Marple novels, their social and historical context, and their place in detective fiction as a whole.

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Table of Contents


Agatha Christie: Some Biographical Notes; Women Writers and the Golden Age of Detective Fiction; Miss Marple the Spinster; Two Gills of Pickled Shrimps: Miss Marple as Detective; Miss Marple's Afterlife.

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GOR003235336
Reflecting on Miss Marple by Marion Shaw
Marion Shaw
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1991-08-01
144
0415017947
9780415017947
N/A
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