Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile

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  • Amy Lee (Hong Kong Baptist University)

Agatha Christie had an extensive knowledge of Egypt, having travelled there first when she was eighteen and subsequently visited several times with her archaeologist husband. The country features in several of her stories, including Death on the Nile, and she weaves some of her personal experience into these stories.

Death on the Nile centres on Linnet Ridgeway, a famous American heiress who is generally perceived as one of the luckiest people in the world. She has money, a practical and shrewd business mind, and looks. Her friends and relatives are all envious of her - except for one person, her friend Jackie de Bellefort. Jackie is a very good friend, and although she is not by any means rich, she is deeply in l…

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Lee, Amy. "Death on the Nile". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 August 2003
[, accessed 29 November 2015.]