TITLE

A Hidden Body in the Library: Mary Westmacott, Agatha Christie, and Emotional Violence

AUTHOR(S)
Whitney, Sarah E.
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Clues: A Journal of Detection (McFarland & Company);2011, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Agatha Christie composed six romantic novels as Mary Westmacott. These books, little read today, argue that emotional violence should be taken as seriously as physical violence. Reading the two bodies of work together provides fresh insight into the themes that Christie found compelling throughout her literary career.
ACCESSION #
60630864

 

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