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  • 1. Agatha Christie
  • 2. Contents
    • Introduction
    • Life story
    • Creation
    • Hercule Poirot
    • Miss Jane Marple
  • 3. Introduction
    • Agatha Christie was an British crime writer
    • 15. september 1890 – 12. january 1976
    • She is remembered for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections (Hercule Poirot, Miss Jane Marple)
    • Pen name – Mary Westmacott
    • She is considered the most important and innovative writer in the detective genre
  • 4. Agatha Christie
  • 5. Lifestory
    • She was born in England, maiden name Agatha May Clarissa Miller
    • Educated by her mother, learned how to read on her own
    • During World War I, she worked as a Red Cross nurse
    • Married to Archibald Christie in 1914, they had one daughter but they devorced shortly
    • Met Max Mallowan and lived happily together for 46 years
  • 6. Lifestory
    • To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1956
    • In 1957 she became the President of the Detection Club
    • From 1971 to 1974, Christie's health began to fail
    • She died at the age of 85, buried in the yard of St Mary's, Cholsey
    • An autobiography of Agatha Christie was published in 1977
  • 7.
    • Agatha Christie with Max Mallowan
  • 8. Creation
    • First novel – „The Mysterious Affair at Styles“ was published in 1920. The book included the character Hercule Poirot
    • The other well-known character Miss Marple was introduced in „The Tuesday Night Club“ in 1927
    • During the Second World War she wrote two novels - „Curtain“ and „Sleeping Murder“
    • Several of her works were made into successful feature films, the most notable being „Murder on the Orient Express“ (1974)
    • Her work has been translated into more than a hundred languages
  • 9. Creation
    • In all, she wrote over 66 novels, numerous short stories and screenplays, and a series of romantic novels
    • Her books have sold about 4 billion copyes
    • Signature
  • 10. Creation
  • 11. Hercule Poirot
    • It's Agatha Christie's best known character
    • Poirot is a very neat and orderly man, and he has a habit of straightening things. In solving a case, Poirot prefers not to hunt around on his knees Sherlock Holmes-style, but rather, to sit and use his "little gray cells."
    • Hercule Poirot is appearing in 33 novels and 51 short stories
    • By 1930, Agatha Christie found Poirot "insufferable", and by 1960 she felt that he was a "detestable, tiresome, ego-centric little creep". Yet the public loved him, and Christie refused to kill him off, claiming that it was her duty to produce what the public liked.
  • 12. Hercule Poirot
    • In the novels, Poirot was described as a short man, with an egg-shaped head and a big black mustache. He was extremly neat- he's friend captain Hastings said that a peck of dust on Poirot's shit would've worried him more than a bulletwound
    • David Suchet as Hercule Poirot
  • 13. Miss Jane Marple
    • Fictional character who appears in 12 of Agatha Christie's crime novels and in 20 short stories
    • Miss Marple is based on Christie's grandmother
    • She is an elderly woman who lives in the village of St. Mary Mead and acts as an amateur but skillful detective
    • Jane Marple in the first Miss Marple book, „The Murder at the Vicarage“, is different from how she appears in later books. This early version of Miss Marple is a gleeful gossip and not an especially nice woman. In later books she becomes more modern and a kinder person.
  • 14. Miss Jane Marple
    • Although she looks like a sweet, frail old woman, Miss Marple is not afraid of dead bodies and is not easily intimidated
    • Joan Hickson as Miss Marple
  • 15.