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Reflecting on Miss Marple

Shaw, Marion; Vanacker, Sabine

Authors

Marion Shaw

Dr Sabine Vanacker S.A.Vanacker@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer/ Assessments Co-ordinator, English / Exchange Students Co-ordinator, English



Abstract

© 1991 Marion Shaw and Sabine Vanacker. All rights reserved. Originally published in 1991, Reflecting on Miss Marple looks at the incongruous combination of violence, murder and a sweet, white-haired old lady, and examines why this makes such a potent but unlikely formula. The book is an astute and engaging account which reveals Miss Marple as a feminist heroine, triumphantly able to exploit contemporary prejudices against unmarried women in order to solve her case. The authors explore the inherent contradictions of Agatha Christies Miss Marple novels, their social context, and their place in detective fiction as a whole.

Citation

Shaw, M., & Vanacker, S. (1991). Reflecting on Miss Marple. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429452048

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date Aug 1, 1991
Publication Date Aug 1, 1991
Pages -
Book Title Reflecting on Miss Marple
ISBN 978-0-41501-794-7; 9780429838521; 0415017947; 9781138322417
DOI https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429452048
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/417477