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Detectives And Young Adventurers

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780007284191
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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A bumper omnibus gathering together 50 classic Agatha Christie stories featuring Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Harley Quin, Parker Pyne and Hercule Poirot.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Detectives And Young Adventurers The Complete Short Stories

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : 9780007438983
Genre : Fiction
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A bumper omnibus gathering together over 50 classic Agatha Christie stories featuring Tommy and Tuppence Beresford, Harley Quin, Parker Pyne and Hercule Poirot, plus her rare Christmas Stories not available in any other volume.
Category: Fiction

Creating The Fictional Female Detective

Author : Carla Therese Kungl
ISBN : 0786425288
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study examines a number of previously overlooked or undervalued women detective fiction writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and traces their relationship to later women writers who shaped the future of the genre: Dorothy Sayers, Agatha Christie, and Gladys Mitchell. This work argues that their use of the female detective character served as a means through which they were able to establish their professional authority in the detective fiction genre. Women writers employed a variety of narrative strategies to explore the tensions between society's underlying domestic ideology and women's entrance into the work force during this time period. Creating female detectives and employing these narrative strategies helped women writers establish professional authority by providing them with ways of expressing their ability to write in this genre and adapting it as a vehicle for women's writing. The study examines the critical importance of early female detectives. Many critics and editors have dismissed these early detectives as conventional and trite, ignoring the genre's rich variety. Yet female fictional detectives appear as both paid professionals and gifted amateurs; single, married, widowed; older spinsters and young adventurers; detecting for pleasure and to clear their own or a loved one's name. In choosing to create female detectives who were both varied and unusual, women writers confronted some of their own literary anxieties and ultimately were able to explore the ways they would create new routes to women's authority within a male-dominated culture and specifically in the genre of detective fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Big Book Of Female Detectives

Author : Otto Penzler
ISBN : 9780525434757
Genre : Fiction
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Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction. A Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original. For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more.
Category: Fiction

Middlebrow Feminism In Classic British Detective Fiction

Author : M. Schaub
ISBN : 9781137276964
Genre : Fiction
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This is a feminist study of a recurring character type in classic British detective fiction by women - a woman who behaves like a Victorian gentleman. Exploring this character type leads to a new evaluation of the politics of classic detective fiction and the middlebrow novel as a whole.
Category: Fiction

The Detective Novels Of Agatha Christie

Author : James Zemboy
ISBN : 9781476665955
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Secret Adversary

Author : Agatha Christie
ISBN : HARVARD:32044011408432
Genre : Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character)
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First published in January of 1922, The Secret Adversary is one of the earliest works by crime fiction great Agatha Christie.
Category: Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character)

Agatha Christie

Author : M. Makinen
ISBN : 9780230598270
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Christie's books depict women as adventurous, independent figures who renegotiate sexual relationships along more equal lines. Women are also allowed to disrupt society and yet the texts refuse to see them as double deviant because of their femininity. This book demonstrates exactly how quietly innovatory Christie was in relation to gender.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Secret Adversary

Author : François Rivière
ISBN : 9780007274611
Genre : Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character)
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Famed for her crime masterpieces, Agatha Christie's books have become the best-selling in the world, appealing to readers young and old for their ingenious plots and immediately recognizable characters. The stories have also transcended the printed page, become bestselling audiobooks and award-winning films, plays and television series. Now words and pictures combine in an exciting new way of telling these stories - full-colour graphic novels which enhance the original stories and offer a completely new way of enjoying some of the world's most popular and exciting mysteries. 'Young Adventurers Limited' is a brand new private detective agency, set up by the dashing Tommy Beresford and the resourceful Tuppence Cowley. Their first assignment is to track down some secret documents which disappeared after the sinking of the Lusitania. Soon they are on the trail of the mysterious Mr Brown, the head of an international gang of crooks - and in more danger than they bargained for! The wartime sinking of the Lusitania off the Irish coast in May 1915 shocked the world. Returning to Britain from New York, the cruise ship was torpedoed by a German submarine, and 1,198 passengers lost their lives. It provided the perfect backdrop for Agatha Christie's second published novel, an ambitious spy story, now faithfully adapted by François Rivière and Belgian artist Frank Leclercq.
Category: Beresford, Tommy (Fictitious character)