History Creator / AgathaChristie

17th May '16 1:52:31 PM yisfidri
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** In turn, ''Literature/CardsOnTheTable'' reveals the solution to [[spoiler:Literature/MurderOnTheOrientExpress]], although mercifully not by name.
14th May '16 10:08:41 AM nombretomado
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[[KnightFever Dame]] Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 12 January 1976) was the Queen of English MysteryFiction, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].

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[[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Dame]] Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 12 January 1976) was the Queen of English MysteryFiction, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].
18th Apr '16 9:32:57 PM MasoTey
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* FakeAssistedSuicide: In ''Destination Unknown'', a secret agent recruits a suicidal young woman, telling her that if she's decided to die, she might as well make herself useful to her country, and promising that at the end of the mission, he'll help her with it. Naturally, at the end she's found happiness with another agent and has no intention of killing herself -- just as her recruiter intended.
3rd Apr '16 12:04:06 PM Mdumas43073
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[[KnightFever Dame]] Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 12 January 1976) was the Queen of classical of MysteryFiction, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].

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[[KnightFever Dame]] Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 12 January 1976) was the Queen of classical of English MysteryFiction, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].
3rd Apr '16 12:03:44 PM Mdumas43073
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[[KnightFever Dame]] Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 12 January 1976) was the Queen of the classic mystery, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].

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[[KnightFever Dame]] Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie (15 September 1890 12 January 1976) was the Queen of the classic mystery, classical of MysteryFiction, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].
3rd Apr '16 12:02:43 PM Mdumas43073
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[[KnightFever Dame]] '''Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie''' (September 15th 1890 -- January 12th 1976) was the Queen of the classic mystery, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].

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[[KnightFever Dame]] '''Agatha Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie''' (September 15th Christie (15 September 1890 -- 12 January 12th 1976) was the Queen of the classic mystery, ranked with Creator/ArthurConanDoyle as the greatest mystery writer of all time. Her stories are elaborately plotted puzzle pieces, full of false identities and faked deaths. She enjoyed a very long career; her first novel, ''The Mysterious Affair at Styles'', was published in 1920, while her final novel, ''Sleeping Murder'', was published posthumously in 1976. Among the best-selling authors of all time[[note]]The ''Guinness Book'' says she's sold more books than any other individual author. If you count shorter works, Creator/WilliamShakespeare takes the lead. If corporations are invited, the collected works of Creator/WaltDisney Productions top the list. Regardless, she's sold three billion copies in over 100 languages[[/note]].
29th Feb '16 1:15:01 PM roxana
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* After WW II Christie went back and edited the most offensive language out of her earlier books.

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* ** After WW II Christie went back and edited the most offensive language out of her earlier books.
29th Feb '16 1:14:09 PM roxana
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* After WW II Christie went back and edited the most offensive language out of her earlier books.


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** In the title character of ''The Manhood of Edward Robinson'' thoroughly enjoys his brush with high life but the main result of his adventure is that he finally asserts himself in his relationship with his fiancee - which she finds totally hot.
5th Feb '16 4:49:02 PM NotThisThing
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** She never had a Jew as ''the'' criminal (at least, as far as this troper is aware). Rather, she unthinkingly drew on the casually anti-Semitic stereotypes that were accepted in British society of her day. Shortly before the events that led to WWII, she met an actual hardcore anti-Semite and found the experience so disturbing that she went so far as to make a Jew, Sebastian Levine, one of her main sympathetic leads in the 1930 novel "Giant's Bread" (though humorously enough, she still made him a stereotypical Jew-- it was just a highly positive portrayal, making this more a subversion than an aversion). She also had the character of Oliver Manders in "Murder in Three Acts", published in 1936, who is another flat-out aversion. Oliver is written as distinctively attractive, though also distinctively "Jewish" and "other", but still ends up as the "good" man in the romantic triangle and gets the girl. ...But then again, "The Hollow" came out in 1946 and has perhaps Christie's worst Jewish character in the form of an irritating boss, the "vitriolic little Jewess" with the "awful corn shrike voice", who was a straight-up portrayal of this trope... It seems that Christie was equally comfortable casting Jews in positive and negative roles. It was just that her construction of Jewish characters (and all non-British characters, really) tended to pull on awkward and dated stereotypes for their assembly.

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** She never had a Jew as ''the'' criminal (at least, as far as this troper is aware). Rather, she unthinkingly drew on the casually anti-Semitic stereotypes that were accepted in British society of her day. Shortly before the events that led to WWII, she met an actual hardcore anti-Semite and found the experience so disturbing that she went so far as to make a Jew, Sebastian Levine, one of her main sympathetic leads in the 1930 novel "Giant's Bread" (though humorously enough, she still made him a stereotypical Jew-- it was just a highly positive portrayal, making this more a subversion than an aversion). She also had the character of Oliver Manders in "Murder in Three Acts", ''Three Act Tragedy'', published in 1936, who is another flat-out aversion. Oliver is written as distinctively attractive, though also distinctively "Jewish" and "other", but still ends up as the "good" man in the romantic triangle and gets the girl. ...But then again, "The Hollow" ''The Hollow'' came out in 1946 and has perhaps Christie's worst Jewish character in the form of an irritating boss, the "vitriolic little Jewess" with the "awful corn shrike voice", who was a straight-up portrayal of this trope... It seems that Christie was equally comfortable casting Jews in positive and negative roles. It was just that her construction of Jewish characters (and all non-British characters, really) tended to pull on awkward and dated stereotypes for their assembly.
12th Jan '16 11:01:18 AM AndIntroducingALeg
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** Completely averted by ''Death Comes As The End'', which is set in Ancient Egypt.
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