This is a work written by Carla Del Olmo Martínez and Laura Rodríguez Rueda in which Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie will be analyzed.
There are many reasons why this novel is our choice to work with. Reasons such as its fame, which awakened our interest as we wanted to know why was this novel so acclaimed or its easy-to-read format. However, what makes us select this book is its amazing plot and the remarkable author Agatha Christie.
In this paper, the focus is on features that we consider especially outstanding. The methodology used in the paper is using our thoughts on different topics related to the novel and providing information connected to it written by different authors on their published articles. Carla …show more content…
Second, an analysis of the main character Poirot. Third, comparison between Murder on the Orient Express and: Miss Murple and the character Sherlock Holmes. Lastly, the closure of the paper. Laura’s work goes from the second paragraph on page 6-
The purpose of this work is to understand why this novel was hailed as a success, getting to know more about Agatha Christie’s work and to go in depth on this masterpiece.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS
Agatha Christie (1890 – 1976) is considered the grand dame of British detective, mystery and crime fiction novels. The dozens of literary works she wrote turned her into one of the most widely read novelists of all times. According to what Chris Ewers quoted in his article Genre in Transit: Agatha Christie, Trains, and the Whodunit, Agatha’s publisher HarperCollins said that she is “outsold only by the Bible and Shakespeare.” However, it took time to win that reputation; she did not have it easy at the beginning of her career. The first novel she wrote was The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920 and it already featured her main character, detective Hercule Poirot. Problems started there for her because, at that time, the most famous crime-solving character was Sherlock Holmes, created by …show more content…
Jesper Gulddal in Beautiful Shining Order: Detective Authority in Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express for the detective fiction journal Clues claims: “the extensive fan community and the flourishing Christie industry tend to steer reception of her writing away from academic critics.” This means that he bemoans the fact that academic critics are a dark cloud over the attractiveness of the novel itself and that readers often enjoy the novel when they actually read it without the influence of academic critics. Gulddal also says in the same