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    • Agatha Christie and his two main characters Àngela Mulet Albanell
    • Contents
      • Queen of the crime
      • Agatha Christie’s Biography
      • Her works
      • Hercule Poirot
      • Miss Marple
    • Video
    • Queen of The Crime
    • Queen of the crime
      • Christie has been called the best-selling writer of books of all time,
      • outsold only by William Shakespeare and the Bible.
      • UNESCO -most translated individual author in the world
      • O nly Walt Disney Productions superseding her.
    • Agatha Christie’s Biography
    • Agatha Christie’s Biography
      • 1916 she married colonel Archibald Christie.
      • During I World war she worked at a hospital and then in a pharmacy
      • On 8 december 1926 she disappeared for ten days, causing great interest in the press.
    • Agatha Christie’s Biography (II)
      • In 1930, Christie married the archeologist Sir Max Mallowan.
      • In 1971 she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire .
      • Agatha Christie died on 12 January 1976, at age 85.
      • Agatha Christie’s
      • works
    • Agatha Christie’s works
      • 80 detective novels,
      • 13 plays
      • 6 love stories
      • … .
    • Introduction of Poirot and Miss Marple
      • Hercule Poirot is a fictional Belgian detective. Along with Miss Marple is one of Christie's most famous and long-lived characters
      • Poirot first novel appears in 1920 and Miss Marple first appears in 1930
      • During World War II, Christie wrote the last cases of these two great detectives
    • Hercule Poirot
    • Hercule Poirot
      • He appears in 33 novels and 54 short stories.
      • Sherlock Holmes tradition
      • eccentric detective, stooge assistant, with a Lestrade-type Scotland Yard detective, Inspector Japp."
      • green eyes described as shining "like a cat's" when he is struck by a clever idea.
      • two common phrases that he says: use of “the little grey cells" and "order and method”
    • Capitain Arthur describes Poirot " He was hardly more than five feet four inches but carried himself with great dignity. His head was exactly the shape of an egg, His moustache was very stiff and military. "
    • Some characters that appear in Poirot’s novels
      • Captain Arthur Hastings:
      • - becomes his life-long partner and appears inmany of the novels and stories.
      • - Poirot regarded Hastings as a poor detective,
      • - yet helpful in his way of being fooled by the criminal and for his tendency to unknowingly "stumble" onto the truth.
      • Ariadne Oliver:
      • the only one in Poirot's universe to have noted that " It’s not natural for five or six people to be on the spot when B
      • is murdered and all have a motive for killing B ."
      • Chief inspector Japp:
      • Poirot often helps Japp solve a case and lets him take the credit in return for special favours .
      • These favours usually entail being supplied with cases that would interest him.
    • Miss Marple
    • Miss Jane Marple
      • Miss Marple appeared in a total of 12 novels and 20 short stories
      • Miss Marple is an elderly spinter who acts as an amateur detective, and lives in the village of St. Mary Mead.
      • Her innocuous appearance, meandering conversation and ever-present knitting needles often mislead people into underestimating her as simply a "dithering old maid."
      • she is a sharp observer of human nature with "an uncanny knack of being always right."
      • She solve difficult crimes because her frequent analogies to people and events in Saint Mary Mead
      • allowing her to realize about the true nature of a crime.
    •