'What are Words?' Symbolism and Romance in Agatha Christie’s Short Stories 'Within a Wall', 'The House of Dreams' and 'The Lonely God'

Beyer, Charlotte ORCID: 0000-0002-2701-5443 (2020) 'What are Words?' Symbolism and Romance in Agatha Christie’s Short Stories 'Within a Wall', 'The House of Dreams' and 'The Lonely God'. Short Fiction in Theory and Practice, 10 (1). pp. 27-42. doi:10.1386/fict_00012_1

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Abstract

This article explores three of Agatha Christie’s early non-crime short stories written in the mid-1920s. Beyer examines Christie's use of symbolism and key motifs to explore the representation of relationships through the prism of romance. She argues that Christie’s short stories serve as a highly significant creative site for her investigation of the relationship between genre, subjectivity and symbolism.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR111 Women authors
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR1 Literary history and criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature > PR750 Prose
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education & Humanities > Humanities
Research Priority Areas: Culture, Continuity, and Transformation
Depositing User: Charlotte Beyer
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 10:31
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 23:00
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8492

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