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Agatha Christie

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  1. Agatha Christie
  2. Biography <ul><li>1890-1976 </li></ul><ul><li>Born Agatha May Clarissa Miller </li></ul><ul><li>English descent </li></ul><ul><li>Born into a “well-to-do” family </li></ul><ul><li>Youngest of three children </li></ul>
  3. Education <ul><li>Homeschooled </li></ul><ul><li>Very good at creating games to beat boredom </li></ul><ul><li>Very shy as a child </li></ul><ul><li>To express her emotion, she turned to music at first and then to writing </li></ul>
  4. Going to the Chapel… <ul><li>In 1914 at the age of 24, she married Archie Christie. </li></ul><ul><li>While Archie was in WWI, she worked as a nurse </li></ul><ul><li>While working as a nurse, she came up with her first detective novel, and in a year completed it </li></ul><ul><li>The novel was not published for FIVE years! </li></ul>
  5. The Mysterious Affairs of Styles <ul><li>Hercule Poirot, a retired Belgian police officer </li></ul><ul><li>Hercule Poirot is to Agatha Christie as Sherlock Holmes is to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle </li></ul><ul><li>Poirot had a waxed mustache, and was a “tiny man” </li></ul><ul><li>Poirot is usually described as “absurd” </li></ul>
  6. Most Popular Stories <ul><li>“ The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” - 1926 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Murder on the Orient Express” - 1934 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Death on the Nile” - 1937 </li></ul>
  7. Agatha Christie goes MIA <ul><li>Archie Christie asked Agatha for a divorce in 1926, because he had fallen in love with another woman </li></ul><ul><li>In that same year, her mother died </li></ul><ul><li>Agatha Christie became MIA, and all of England was looking for her </li></ul><ul><li>She was found in a hotel room three weeks later with no memory </li></ul>
  8. Resolution <ul><li>She later married Max Mallowan in 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Mallowan was an architect </li></ul><ul><li>They met while on a trip to Mesopotamia </li></ul>
  9. Miss Jane Marple <ul><li>First appearance was in 1930’s “Murder at the Vicarage” </li></ul><ul><li>Marple is an elderly spinster in the English village of St. Mary Mead </li></ul><ul><li>Solved cases through intense concentration and intuition </li></ul><ul><li>Featured in 12 novels </li></ul>
  10. The Golden Age <ul><li>Christie was acknowledged as the Queen of the Golden Age </li></ul><ul><li>She wrote over 66 novels, numerous short stories and romantic novels </li></ul><ul><li>She sometimes used the pen name Mary Westmacott </li></ul><ul><li>Became a Dame in the British Empire in 1971 </li></ul>

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