Agatha Christie: Power and Illusion (Crime Files)

Agatha Christie: Power and Illusion (Crime Files)

By: R. A. York (author)Paperback

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This study shows how she sought to reconcile her attachment to the Victorian past with her recognition of a new society that undermined established order and in doing so gave more opportunities to women, confused class-boundaries, extended tolerance, allowed the cult of pleasure and self-assertion and revealed the ambiguities of respectability.

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R.A YORK was educated at Emmanuel College Cambridge, UK and University College London. In1969 he joined the University of Ulster, UK, eventually becoming Emeritus Professor of European Literature. He has published on European, British and American literature, with a special interest in literary form and language.


Ackowledgements Introduction The spectacle of death The wrong angle Actors and imposters Human nature The self and the other Change and decay The war of good and evil Clues The myth of crime The real and the unreal The culture Curtain: a conclusion Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/07/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780230525016
  • Format: Paperback, Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 183
  • ID: 9780230525016
  • weight: 385
  • ISBN10: 0230525016

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