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"The Murder of Roger Ackroyd"
 
Can you solve the most controversial (literary) crime of the 20th century?

The novel is the most controversial of Christie's works because of her choice of murderer, which broke the rules of traditional mystery writing.

Can you solve the crime with Hercule Poirot? Discuss it here!

WARNING! Crucial plot points may be discussed!


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AngeliqueF - 10:32pm Sep 12, 2002 PST(#136 of 146)

Jerry,

  • **********SPOILER ALERT***************

    you're right about the nursing home, the timer, and the blackmail. As for Mrs. Ferrars's name, it is not listed in my Complete Christie book, so I doubt it was ever mentioned in the book.


  • Vladimir Molina Raad - 09:34pm Nov 4, 2003 PST(#137 of 146)

    The most beautiful thing to be found in The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, appart from the mystery itself, is the setting of the 20s depicted by Christie, one can live the atmosphere of the time. It is really amazing. Have you walked the streets of that small English town? I have, the hundred times I have read the book.


    Andrew McLennan - 01:56pm Nov 5, 2003 PST(#138 of 146)

    I agree Vladimir. People often focus on the brilliance of Christie's plots and ignore how wonderfully descriptive and vivid her prose could so often be.


    Vladimir Molina - 04:39pm May 1, 2004 PST(#139 of 146)

    Hello, where is everyone?


    Missy Sweesy - 07:48pm May 2, 2004 PST(#140 of 146)
    Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

    Hi, we're here :-) There's just not much going on in the Christie world these days. At least not in the US...we don't seem to be getting the new movies the UK has already had :-( Where are you Vladimir?


    L Smith - 09:57am May 4, 2004 PST(#141 of 146)

    What do you think is the major universality theme of "The Roger of Ackroyd"?


    Andrew McLennan - 05:25pm May 4, 2004 PST(#142 of 146)

    Death....

    To get a deeper understanding you will need to examine the killer and his/her motive and desires. Develop that into a broader sense and you should have the general themes behind this brilliant work. If you haven't yet read it...treat yourself.


    Vladimir Molina - 04:35am May 12, 2004 PST(#143 of 146)

    Hi everyone. Hi Missy, I'm also here, or did you mean... where in the world? L Smith and Andrew, I don't think DEATH is the major universality theme in "The Murder..." In fact Death is in most of her works. For me the theme is BLACKMAIL. Andrew, you yourself stated it: the killer's motive and desires. But it's just my opinion.


    Missy Sweesy - 06:56am May 14, 2004 PST(#144 of 146)
    Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

    Hi, I meant here on the net, but we do have a "Where are you Located" discussion here: Missy Haid "Where are you located?" Mar 9, 2004 - 7:32am


    coralie Alberthinie - 12:20pm Jun 26, 2008 PST(#145 of 146)

    pour moi le denouement de l'intrigue a été un grand choc MAIS je ne crois pas que le thème principal soit le chantage mais plutot la nature humaine car pendant tout le roman les traits de caractères sont étudiés mais ce que nous sousestimont c'est le caractère du narrateur dans lequel nous avons une confience aveugle d'ou la surprise final désolé de te contredire VLADIMIR MOLINA


    Missy Sweesy - 08:29am Jul 5, 2008 PST(#146 of 146)
    Life has a way of finding you, no matter how artistic a sneak you are.---Keeper proverb---Thief: The Dark Project.

    The above translated at worldlingo.com:

    for me the outcome of the intrigue has été a great shock BUT I do not believe that the principal thème is the blackmail but rather the human nature bus during all the novel the features of caractères are étudiés but what sousestimont it is to us the caractère of the narrator in which we have a blind confience of or the surprise final désolé to contradict you VLADIMIR MOLINA

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