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Agatha Christie

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