Agatha Christie V Jane Austen

Posted: June 30, 2015 in Epic Battles
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A battle of literary heavy weights both masters of their arts and enduring fixtures of pop culture.

But the real question….

…who wins a sword fight to the death!

Our first competitor

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller

Born 15 September 1890

Died 12 January 1976

Novelist, writer, poet and playwright Agatha Christie has sold approximately 2 billion copies of her novels in a record 103 languages making her one of (if not) the most published authors of all time.

She is undoubtedly the most successful mystery writer of all time and has had 30 of her stories turned into movies.

She worked as a volunteer nurse in world war 1 out lived 2 husbands and at one time disappeared for 11 days before reappearing and being diagnosed with amnesia having no memory of the event.

And of course some quotes cause that’s my thing

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”

“The impossible could not have happened, therefore the impossible must be possible in spite of appearances.”

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path.”

“Women can accept the fact that a man is a rotter, a swindler, a drug taker, a confirmed liar, and a general swine, without batting an eyelash, and without its impairing their affection for the brute in the least. Women are wonderful realists. ”

“Never tell all you know—not even to the person you know best.”

These paint a picture of a woman who is cunning, smart, devious and pragmatic all traits that shall help her in the coming fight against…

Jane Austen

Born 16 December 1775

Died 18 July 1817

Writer of literature that has survived 250 years and is still being published and turned into movies, T.V. shows and basically permeating all layers of pop culture despite only writing 6 books 2 of which were published after her death.

One of 8 children with 6 brothers and 1 sister she was born in a time when duels were still being fought her writings were romantic in genre but also contained criticism of the gentry society from which she came.

And now of course quotes

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.”

“I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.”

“Angry people are not always wise.”

“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

“I may have lost my heart, but not my self-control.”

A picture of a controled confident woman intelligent and aware of her soundings she will be a powerful foe.

Now on too the battle

Both fighters will adopt a style of defence and counter attack with christie being the more agressive as she tries to lull austen into a trap. With both women being smart and self controlled the final win goes to Agatha as she not only severed in the great war but also lived to about twice Austens age i have to give her the physical advantage.

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