“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). (In Press)

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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 > Literary and Critical Studies
Research Priority Areas: Being Human - Past, Present & Future
Depositing User: Charlotte Beyer
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2020 10:31
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2020 10:45
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/8492

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