The Detective Novels Of Agatha Christie

Autore: James Zemboy
Editore: McFarland
ISBN: 1476665958
Grandezza: 22,33 MB
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“thoughtful and entertaining...highly useful...achieves its goal”—Booklist “may be the most thorough guide to the 60 novels published between 1920 and 1976...provides thoughtful and helpful commentary”—ARBA “a very worthwhile book for...a good encyclopedic introduction to the world of this most prolific and well loved crime author”--Reference Reviews “excellent”--GAdetection “the writing is lively, the author’s enthusiasm infectious”--Mystery Scene The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie's 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie's overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot's French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie's novels so much of their flavor.

Best Detective Stories Of Agatha Christie

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: Penguin Readers
ISBN: 9780582275232
Grandezza: 16,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4289

This series offers students a bridge from simplified fiction to the original writings of famous literary figures. This complete text edition has an introduction and glossary and is suitable for students preparing for Cambridge Proficiency.

Murder She Wrote

Autore: Patricia D. Maida
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879722159
Grandezza: 80,66 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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This book explores the inter-relationships between Agatha Christie and her works to seek the wholeness in the Christie experience. The authors perceive an integration in personal experience and moral and aesthetic values between the woman and her art.

The Gentle Art Of Murder

Autore: Earl F. Bargainnier
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879721596
Grandezza: 39,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3164

This study of the technique of Agatha Christie’s detective fiction—sixty-seven novels and over one hundred short stories—is the first extensive analysis of her accomplishment as a writer. Earl F. Bargannier demonstrates that Christie thoroughly understood the conventions of her genre and, with seemingly inexhaustible ingenuity, was able to develop for more than fifty years surprising variations within those conventions.

Queering Agatha Christie

Autore: J.C Bernthal
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319335332
Grandezza: 80,81 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2860

This book is the first fully theorized queer reading of a Golden Age British crime writer. Agatha Christie was the most commercially successful novelist of the twentieth century, and her fiction remains popular. She created such memorable characters as Hercule Poirot and Jane Marple, and has become synonymous with a nostalgic, conservative tradition of crime fiction. J.C. Bernthal reads Christie through the lens of queer theory, uncovering a playful, alert, and subversive social commentary. After considering Christie’s emergence in a commercial market hostile to her sex, in Queering Agatha Christie Bernthal explores homophobic stereotypes, gender performativity, queer children, and masquerade in key texts published between 1920 and 1952. Christie engaged with debates around human identity in a unique historical period affected by two world wars. The final chapter considers twenty-first century Poirot and Marple adaptations, with visible LGBT characters, and poses the question: might the books be queerer?

Agatha Christie S Detectives

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: Putnam Adult
ISBN: 9780399140792
Grandezza: 27,72 MB
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A low-priced collection of five unabridged mysteries includes Miss Marple's first case, The Murder at the Vicarage, along with Sad Cypress; N or M?; Towards Zero; and Dead Man's Folly.

Agatha Christie Collections With 10 Audio Books Link

Autore: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 1456616366
Grandezza: 62,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3115

The Complete Mystery Novels of Agatha Christie have to be considered among the greatest works in all of English literature. This eBook contains Agatha Christie's complete mystery novels in a new, easy-to-read and easy-to-navigate format. YOU ALSO GET 10 AUDIO BOOKS WITH THIS eBook. Check out the last page of the eBook for Audio Books link and to check which Audio Books you will be getting with this eBook. What's included: THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES The Mysterious Affair at Styles is Christie's first published novel, and introduces Hercule Poirot, Inspector (later, Chief Inspector) Japp and Lieutenant Hastings (later, Captain). The story is told in first person by Hastings, and features many of the elements that, thanks to Christie, have become icons of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. It is set in a large, isolated country manor. There are a half-dozen suspects, most of whom are hiding facts about themselves, and a number of red herrings and surprise plot twists. THE SECRET ADVERSARY The Secret Adversary is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the United Kingdom in January 1922 and in the United States later in that same year. The novel introduces the characters of Tommy and Tuppence who feature in three other Christie books and one collection of short stories written throughout her writing career. DO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER COLLECTION OF AGATHA CHRISTIE WITH 24 eBooks AND 10 AUDIO BOOKS Orintage Publishing is proud to bring the complete works of Various Authors to major eBook retailers. As always, we strive to put out great books with beautiful formatting and easy navigation. You will find a linked Table of Contents at the beginning of this eBook and it can also be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. We always try to put our innovation and technology in our books. This version has been optimized for readability and includes: BEAUTIFUL FORMATTING There is plenty of white-space which makes reading easy on the eyes. FULLY FEATURED TABLE OF CONTENTS The full TOC appears at the beginning of the book and can be accessed through the MENU or GO TO button. What Makes Orintage Publishing Different? No one can compete with our prices. We offer one of the best formatting, editting in our eBooks with beautiful Table Of Contents. We get you free Audiobooks with our eBooks. Our eBooks are available on all the major bookstores. We get you all the complete collections in a single volume, which makes us unmatched in this industry. We get you 24 x 7 email customer support.

Dining Room Detectives

Autore: Silvia Baucekova
Editore: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443881244
Grandezza: 56,85 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2244

In the structuralist understanding as proposed by John G. Cawelti, a classical detective novel is defined as a formula which contains prescribed elements and develops in a predefined, ritualistic manner. When described in this way, the crime fiction formula very closely resembles a recipe: when one cooks, they also add prescribed ingredients in a predefined way in order to produce the final dish. This surprising parallel serves as the starting point for this book’s analysis of classical detective novels by Agatha Christie. Here, a structuralist approach to Golden Age crime fiction is complemented by methodology developed in the field of food studies in order to demonstrate the twofold role that food plays in Christie’s novels: namely, its function as an element of the formula – a literary device – but also as a cultural sign. Christie employed food on various different levels of her stories in order to portray characters, construct plots, and depict settings. What is more, incorporating domesticity and food in her novels helped her fundamentally alter the rigid conventions of the crime fiction genre as it developed in the nineteenth century, and enabled her to successfully introduce the character of the female detective and to feminise the detective novel as such.

The Complete Christie

Autore: Matthew Bunson
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0671028316
Grandezza: 59,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3127

Offers biographical details about the mystery writer's life, A-to-Z plot summaries of her novels, character listings, and film and television listings.

Theory And Practice Of Classic Detective Fiction

Autore: Jerome Delamater
Editore: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313304620
Grandezza: 49,94 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 6766

Essays that explore major theoretical viewpoints of the detective fiction genre and then apply those theories to the novels of Agatha Christie and her heirs in the British ratiocinative tradition.

Murders To Die For

Autore: Agatha Christie
ISBN: 9780007208265
Grandezza: 34,20 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6855

From the woman who perpetrated some of the world's most notorious murders, an attractive hardback of seven of the very best.Murder and murderers abound in this seasonal edition, filled with some of the very best murder mysteries ever written. With flawless plotting, masterful characterisation and enough twists and turns to keep even the most talented armchair detective puzzled, these stories will enthral and entertain as the reader can only sit back and marvel as the bodies pile up and the world's most famous detectives engage in solving heinously ingenious crimes...THE MURDER OF ROGER ACKROYDIn the quiet village of King's Abbot, a wealthy widower is found stabbed to death in his own home...THE MURDER AT THE VICARAGEThe Colonel's body is discovered in the Vicarage study, and the vicar is the prime suspect...THE MURDER ON THE LINKSOn a French golf course, a millionaire is found stabbed in the back...MURDER IS EASYOn her way to report a series of murders, an old woman is run down by a hit-and-run driver...MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIAAn archaeologist's wife is murdered on the shores of the River Tigris in Iraq...SLEEPING MURDERThe owner of a seaside villa is plagued by a 'perfect' crime that has escaped detection for 18 years...MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESSA wealthy American dies of multiple stab wounds on a train bound for Paris...

Starring Miss Marple

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: Dodd Mead
Grandezza: 64,23 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9364

Brings together three of Miss Jane Marple's most celebrated cases: A Murder is Announced, The Body in the Library, and Murder with Mirrors

Agatha Christie Five Classic Murder Mysteries

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: Random House Value Publishing
ISBN: 9780517468524
Grandezza: 10,14 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 8863

Five bone-chilling puzzlers chronicling the exploits of Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot, and Tommy Tuppence.

Gale Researcher Guide For Mystery And Detective Fiction Agatha Christie

Autore: David Hawkes
Editore: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1535853557
Grandezza: 79,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 3030

Gale Researcher Guide for: Mystery and Detective Fiction: Agatha Christie is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.

The Mysterious Affair At Styles

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486296951
Grandezza: 41,46 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9979

In Agatha Christie's first book, Hercule Poirot solves a baffling murder at an English country home.

Analysis Of Agatha Christie S Curtain Poirot S Last Case

Autore: Christin Maier
Editore: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656878803
Grandezza: 58,35 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6340

Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2.0, University of Vechta (IKG), course: English and American Detective Fiction of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, language: English, abstract: Agatha Christie’s novel "Curtain: Poirot`s Last Case" was written in the early 1940s. It is her last Poirot novel. The author intended to publish the novel posthumously. Therefore, the manuscript was kept in a safe for over thirty years. "Curtain: Poirot's Last Case" was finally published in 1975 since Agatha Christie “changed her mind and allowed the publication before her death, which followed only about three months later”. Christie lived from 1890-1976. She was born in Torquay, Devon, and died in Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Agatha Christie is regarded as the Queen of Crime all over the world. She has written 80 crime novels which include short story collections, 19 plays and six additional novels which were published under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. “Her books have sold over a billion copies in English with another billion in 100 foreign countries. She is the most widely published author of all and in any language, outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.” Agatha Christie’s novels are often related to the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, which is mostly dated between the two World Wars. One of the characteristics of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction is that the so far dominated short form of detective stories has been replaced by the long form of detective stories. Additionally, the majority of the novels, which were written during this period, are so-called “Whodunnits” where the reader does not know who the villain is, until the ending of the story. Curtain was written during the Second World War and does not only show characteristics of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction but also shows modern traits of crime fiction since the detective “fails to protect his society from criminal contagion or from the dangers of the criminal voice” as seen later in this assignment.

Midwinter Murder Fireside Mysteries From The Queen Of Crime

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008405468
Grandezza: 56,48 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6073

An all-new collection of winter-themed mysteries from the master of the genre, just in time for the festive period.

The Agatha Christie Companion

Autore: Russell H. Fitzgibbon
Editore: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879721381
Grandezza: 32,83 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9643

Russell H. Fitzgibbon presents a short history of Dame Agatha s life, criticism of her works, and a summary of how critics and reviewers view her work. Includes a bibliography of all the works of Christie published in either Great Britain or the United States, classified according to the detectives involved; an alphabetical list of Christie detective and mystery book and short-story titles; a short-story finder for Christie collections; and an index of all but the least important of the thousands of characters introduced by the author in the detective and mystery short stories and novels. "

Hercule Poirot The Complete Short Stories

Autore: Agatha Christie
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007438966
Grandezza: 28,82 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 1509

All 51 Hercule Poirot short stories presented in chonological order in a single volume – plus a bonus story not seen for more than 70 years.