De werken van Hercules

De werken van Hercules

Agatha Christie / Feb 19, 2020

De werken van Hercules Hercule Poirot heeft besloten zich uit zijn werk terug te trekken Nog maar twaalf zaken zal hij op zich nemen en die zal hij uitkiezen om hun overeenkomsten met de twaalf werken van Hercules zijn my

  • Title: De werken van Hercules
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 448
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hercule Poirot heeft besloten zich uit zijn werk terug te trekken Nog maar twaalf zaken zal hij op zich nemen, en die zal hij uitkiezen om hun overeenkomsten met de twaalf werken van Hercules, zijn mythologische naamgenoot Poirot brengt zijn plan ten uitvoering en verricht zijn twaalf werken, die volledig verschillend van aard zijn van het opsporen van verdwenen schoothHercule Poirot heeft besloten zich uit zijn werk terug te trekken Nog maar twaalf zaken zal hij op zich nemen, en die zal hij uitkiezen om hun overeenkomsten met de twaalf werken van Hercules, zijn mythologische naamgenoot Poirot brengt zijn plan ten uitvoering en verricht zijn twaalf werken, die volledig verschillend van aard zijn van het opsporen van verdwenen schoothondjes tot de ontmaskering van een moordenaar.

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        Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott, and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan.Agatha Christie is the best selling author of all time She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple and author of The Mousetrap, the longest running play in the history of modern theatre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in Torquay, Devon, England, U.K as the youngest of three The Millers had two other children Margaret Frary Miller 1879 1950 , called Madge, who was eleven years Agatha s senior, and Louis Montant Miller 1880 1929 , called Monty, ten years older than Agatha During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison.On Christmas Eve 1914 Agatha married Archibald Christie, an aviator in the Royal Flying Corps The couple had one daughter, Rosalind Hicks They divorced in 1928, two years after Christie discovered her husband was having an affair.Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, came out in 1920 During this marriage, Agatha published six novels, a collection of short stories, and a number of short stories in magazines.In late 1926, Agatha s husband, Archie, revealed that he was in love with another woman, Nancy Neele, and wanted a divorce On 8 December 1926 the couple quarreled, and Archie Christie left their house Styles in Sunningdale, Berkshire, to spend the weekend with his mistress at Godalming, Surrey That same evening Agatha disappeared from her home, leaving behind a letter for her secretary saying that she was going to Yorkshire Her disappearance caused an outcry from the public, many of whom were admirers of her novels Despite a massive manhunt, she was not found for eleven days.In 1930, Christie married archaeologist Max Mallowan Sir Max from 1968 after joining him in an archaeological dig Their marriage was especially happy in the early years and remained so until Christie s death in 1976 In 1977, Mallowan married his longtime associate, Barbara Parker.Christie frequently used familiar settings for her stories Christie s travels with Mallowan contributed background to several of her novels set in the Middle East Other novels such as And Then There Were None were set in and around Torquay, where she was born Christie s 1934 novel Murder on the Orient Express was written in the Hotel Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey, the southern terminus of the railway The hotel maintains Christie s room as a memorial to the author The Greenway Estate in Devon, acquired by the couple as a summer residence in 1938, is now in the care of the National Trust.Christie often stayed at Abney Hall in Cheshire, which was owned by her brother in law, James Watts She based at least two of her stories on the hall the short story The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding, which is in the story collection of the same name, and the novel After the Funeral Abney became Agatha s greatest inspiration for country house life, with all the servants and grandeur which have been woven into her plots.During the Second World War, Christie worked in the pharmacy at University College Hospital of University College, London, where she acquired a knowledge of poisons that she put to good use in her post war crime novels To honour her many literary works, she was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1956 New Year Honours The next year, she became the President of the Detection Club In the 1971 New Year Honours she was promoted Dame Commande


    1. Only a Poirot completist like me would finish #26, based on either (you choose) a forced or clever premise: Poirot is (supposedly) ready to retire. In appearance he hardly resembles Hercules, but he thinks his mind is equal to Hercules’s body and physical exploits. They both rid the world of monsters, in their own fashion. So Poirot chooses 12 cases to close out his career (though it really doesn’t), mirroring the 12 Labors of Hercules. So it’s a nice idea, clever in its way, but the order [...]

    2. Of all Agatha Christie's collections of stories featuring the great Hercule Poirot, this is the one of which the man himself would most approve. It has the order and method, to be sure! A perfect dozen cases, updating the Labours of Hercules for the modern world (well, the 1947 world). The stories have a certain inevitability to them--it would be a shame to name a character Hercule and NOT do something with the classical allusion. The format is both the collection's greatest strength and its wea [...]

    3. Twelve Hercule Poirot short stories, framed by the device of having each story relate to one of the labours of Hercules. Some of them are a bit of a stretch, like the Nemean lion being kidnapped Pekingese dogs. I read this once and found it utterly forgettable. Someone recently requested it from me on PaperbackSwap, and I read the first few stories again before sending it off. I wasn't interested enough to read them all.2.5 stars. For Poirot completists only.

    4. This one is a special favourite. Hercule Poirot sets out to emulate the twelve labours of his mythical namesake - but using the little grey cells, not muscles. It has got some absolute gems: "The Lernean Hydra", "The Erymanthian Boar", "The Augean Stables", "The Stymphalean Birds", "The Girdle of Hyppolita" and "The Capture of Cerebrus".

    5. While I respect Agatha Christie for her contributions to the mystery genre, I have to admit I'm not necessarily a big fan of much of her work.I've liked a good deal of what I've read, but for the most part little of it seems to end up on my list of favorite mystery stories or she on my list of favorite mystery writers.But every once in a while, I'll admit something about a Christie mystery or story captures my attention and I'm inclined to pick it up. In this case, it's the hook for this collect [...]

    6. Not her best work, the short stories are often pretty mediocre and, which is rather worse, Agatha runs off on her pet hobby horse of 'Drugs! Bad! Demon, Devil!' quite a bit. When she does this it becomes slightly reminesent of that gawds awful nightmare she wrote when, I charitably assume, she had gone totally senile and gaga - Passenger to Frankfurt527].

    7. I am admittedly not a short story reader. I have now, however, read every last Hercule Poirot and the vast majority of the rest of the Christie full-length canon, so I have no choice but to dip into Agatha's short stories.I listened to this as an audiobook, and it was delightful. The stories are loosely linked with a theme, and there is one character - Amy Carnaby - who shows up in two of the stories. I loved Amy Carnaby and I dearly wish that Christie had given her a book or two. I actually pre [...]

    8. This book is among the better works in the Poirot series. The 1st chapter or the Forward, introduces the premise, which immediately got me hooked. Very different concept.Congratulations to Agatha Christie for convincingly giving practical instances, explaining the allegory in the 12 labours of Hercules!She has grasped the crux of it and has beautifully narrated the 12 stories to show how the labours weren't really insane or fantastical.

    9. "Ada saatnya ketika kita tidak perlu berhemat," kata Poirot. (hlm. 445)"Benar sekali, saat di obralan buku misalnya," tambah saya.Dan, Hercule Poirot selalu benar.

    10. Many long time Christie fans know that Hercule would go on and on about retiring (at least it felt like it) well in this collection we have Hercule talking about going into retirement and growing the perfect vegetable marrow. This makes me think that the events in this collection all occur before the events in "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd." Poirot's conversation with his friend, Dr. Burton leads into the Greek hero named Hercules and his 12 labors that he undertook. What did make me laugh was Po [...]

    11. The fussy little Belgian decides, like his mythical namesake, to undertake twelve labours before he retires. After that, he plans to do things with marrows. Like a pair of comfy old slippers, and I don't mean that in a derisory way. A marvelous conceit, each labour cleverly, symbolically linked - the cleaning of the Aegean stables transforms into the hushing up of a political scandal etc. No strain on the little grey cells, just warm pleasure. Christie is literary cocaine.

    12. Hercule Poirot is thinking of retiring and has decided to take on only 12 more cases - 12 cases that resemble the 12 labors of Hercules [since he himself is semi-named after the god] and so the book begins. It is a delightful romp through 12 stories, some that tax even the unflappable Poirot. There are several that were my favorite as who was the perpetrator was NOT EVEN CLOSE to being who I thought it was and it was delightful to be proven wrong. A very delightful listen - Hugh Fraser is one of [...]

    13. knjiga je zanimljiva, ali je prijevod jednostavno užasan. doima se da prevodilac nije nikad imao veze s engleskim, a bogami niti hrvatskim frazama. patentirana koža? krhotina starog bloka?? doslovno preveden fraze samo se nižu i kvare čitanje.

    14. When a Classicist comments on the peculiarity of Hercule Poirot's name, given how little he resembles Hercules, Poirot sets out to prove him wrong, choosing twelve final cases before his retirement based on the twelve labours of Hercules.Reading Classics and English at university, I naturally love the concept. Although the rigid structure and the shortness of the stories means that the cases aren't overly complicated, they are all interesting in their own right as well as within the overall prem [...]

    15. Just finished The Labours of Hercules the 26th volume of Hercule Poirot adventures. The premise is that Hercule has made a pact with himself to take on only twelve more cases before he retires to take up gardening. Not just any case but one that simulates the twelve labors of the Greek hero Hercules not by brute strength but by the little gray cells!So twelve entertaining short stories follow.Obviously Hercule did not retire at volume 26, for there are a total of 41 volumes under Poirot's monike [...]

    16. Hercule Poirot does not underestimate his abilities. No, no – he is the best. And while he does not resemble that powerful demi-god, Hercules, he thinks that his brain, it is no less inferior than Hercules’ body. In fact, he is capable of achieving his own labour of Hercules!The Stories.The Nemean Lion. Hercule Poirot is outraged, insulted. Miss Lemon has suggested that he investigate the kidnapping of a Pekinese dog. How utterly beneath him! And yet, when he reads the owner’s letter, it i [...]

    17. I really really loved this! Taking the form of 12 short stories, Agatha Christie's beloved Belgian endeavours to find 12 cases - special cases that strike resemblances to Poirot's own namesake, Hercules. These stories also mark appearances of not only the always faithful Georges (Poirot's valet), but Miss Lemon and Chief Inspector Japp, and Countess Vera Rosakoff appeared in a few of these stories. (I really don't like her- though I guess that's just the jealous fangirl in me talking).But anyway [...]

    18. The book is a series of short episodes that echo the labours of Poirot's classical namesake, Hercules.Poirot is completely switched on, even when solving 'lesser' crimes to do with drug dealing, theft, blackmail in addition to murder and attempted murder. I prefer the more developed mysteries in Christie's other novels, but I still found each episode highly ingenious and Poirot as charming as ever.

    19. Sometimes I read Agatha Christie books as fillers between other books. They always come through to amuse. This book was different as it was 12 short stories instead of one narrative. This made it nice as light reading during the holidays. I haven't read an Agatha Christie I didn't like!

    20. **3.5 stars**I really enjoyed this group of short stories by Dame Christie, maybe because having to fit the plots to the actual Labors of ancient Hercules made her stretch her considerable imagination. But there was still a lot of her usual humor and unexpected denouements.I started laughing when Poirot first read the "classics" and realized what kind of people these where:The whole classical pattern shocked him. These gods and goddesses seemed to be definitely criminal types. Drink, debauchery, [...]

    21. Butuh waktu yang lama untuk menyelesaikan buku ini,bukan karena jelek tapi karena mood baca saya akhir-akhir ini kurang bagus dan kesibukan kerja(nonton anime winter season haha)sebenarnya saya mau kasih bintang 4,tapi karena ada cerita yang saya skip katena ga paham(mengandung soal politik).tapi selain itu ceritanya cukup menarik-menariki juga menjadi buku agatha christiku yang terakhir yang sementara saya koleksi,jadi hatjs mulai mencari lagi buku-buku tante agatha yang lain.

    22. Twaalf avonturen van Hercule Poirot, dewelke hij elk in verband brengt met een werk van Hercules.-De Nemeïsche leeuw-De Hydra van Lerna-De Arcadische Hinde-Het Erymanthische zwijn-De Augias-stal-De Stymphalische Vogels-De Cretensische Stier-De Paarden van Diomedes-De gordel van Hypolyte-De Kudde van Geryones-De Appelen der Hesperiden-De Roof van Cerberus.

    23. I wasn't in the mood for a short story collection, nor did I expect this book to read like a short story collection, but oh well. Agatha is still the queen of mystery and of my little bookish heart, so I loved it. I was also a huge fan of Greek mythology as a kid, so those parallels made me happy.

    24. This was a re-read but I loved every single little story in this collection! The connections to the Labours of Hercules were so clever and the characters intriguing!!

    25. In the Labors of Hercules (1947), Hercule Poirot is visited by his friend Dr. Burton who winds up remarking upon Poirot's unusual given name and is aghast when he finds that the detective has never read the classical stories about Hercules. When the talk moves on to Poirot's intended retirement, a comparison comes up between him and the twelve labors of Hercules. Poirot is interested and has Miss Lemon get him books on the classic hero. At first he is appalled by this hero--"Take this Hercules-- [...]

    26. This might be the most adroit 'themed' short story collection I have yet encountered. The 'skeleton' of this book is this - Hercule Poirot decides to undertake 12 cases that have some analog in the 12 'labors' of his classical namesake, Hercules. Suffice to say, all manner of witty and puzzling engagements follow. The genius Ms. Christie displays in making allegorical connections between the classical - and mostly physical - 'labors' of the famous historical strongman are paralleled via equally [...]

    27. This is a collection of twelve short stories featuring Hercule Poirot. Leading up to his retirement he decides to select twelve last cases which must bear a resemblance to the twelve labours of Hercules. These are really cleverly done and each story is similar to one of the labours of Hercules. I particularly liked The Nemean Lion which is about Pekingese dogs - and The Augeam Stables. All the short stories in this collection are cleverly plotted and show Christie at her ingenious best. There ar [...]

    28. "Apakah anda sudah menikah m. Poirot?""Ahh" kata porot "saya belum memperoleh kebahagiaan itu."Ego tinggi hercule poirot terusik ketika dirinya tidak dianggap mirip dengan salah satu mitologi yunani hercules. Setelah melakukan riset tentang sastra yunani klasik poirot memutuskan untuk melakukan 12 tugas hercules versi dirinya yg kekinian (pada masanya poirot).Dari singa nemea sampai penangkapan cerberus poirot menunjukkan kempuan sel-sel kelabunya dengan gemilang.Poirot memang pantas sombong.Smp [...]

    29. Hercule Poirot, on the brink of retirement, decides to take twelve final cases which will correspond to the twelve labors of Hercules. The way Agatha Christie links the mysteries in these short stories to the classical labors of Hercules is both charming and clever. I thoroughly enjoyed this set of short stories. It doesn't quite reach the heights of The Mysterious Mr. Quin, but it isn't far off.

    30. I can't remember when I first read this short story collection, but every time I reread it, it grows on me more. Christie's conceit has Poirot using his famed intellect to solve a series of cases that allude to his mythological namesake's physical labors. My favorites are the Nemean Lion, The Augean Stables, and The Stymphalean Birds.

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