Before retirement, Poirot takes on the twelve labours of his namesake, each one a new mystery to be solved across Europe. This collection includes 12 short. The Labors of Hercules: A Hercule Poirot Collection (Hercule Poirot Mysteries) [ Agatha Christie] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Like The . The Labors of Hercules (The Agatha Christie Mystery Collection) [Agatha Christie ] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Exactly as shown.
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The Labours of Hercules is a collection of 12 short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, first published in Poirot is thinking of retiring, but before he does he wants to solve 12 more cases and not just any cases.
The Labours of Hercules – Wikipedia
These have to correspond to the Twelve Labours of Herculesspecially selected chrisyie that personally appeal to him. On completing them he was rewarded with immortality. On the face of it, Poirot and Hercules are vastly different, both in character and appearance and after immersing himself in classical lore, Poirot decides he is definitely superior, as he looks at himself in the mirror he thinks:. Here, then, was a modern Hercules — very distinct from that unpleasant sketch of a naked figure with bulging muscles, brandishing a club.
Humming a little tune, he went out of the door.
His step was light, almost sprightly. Miss Lemon stared after him.
Her filing system was forgotten. All her feminine sgatha were aroused. I enjoyed these too Margaret. Writing them must have provided a great challenge for Christie.
Labours Of Hercules By Agatha Christie
Thanks for contributing to the Blog Carnival. I like these stories a lot. Skip to content The Labours of Hercules is a collection of 12 short stories featuring Hercule Poirot, first published in On the face of it, Poirot and Hercules are vastly different, both in character and appearance and after christei himself in classical lore, Poirot decides he is definitely superior, as he looks at himself in the mirror he thinks: It corresponds to killing the Nemean lion a frightful beast.
And as one of the characters tells him. And they still have the hearts of lions. Set high in the Swiss Alps, Poirot is in great danger chdistie he contends with an infamous gang leader and in doing so he is uncharacteristically physically active!
The Labours of Hercules (Hercule Poirot, #27) by Agatha Christie
The connection with the legendary story is very slight. The Horses of Diomedes — the eighth labour of Hercules was to capture the wild horses that were fed on human flesh. She had apparently disappeared off a train, leaving a pair of shoes on the railway track. The Flock of Geryon — in the legend Hercules kills the monster, Geryon, to gain control of the flock.
The Apples of the Hesperides. There are several versions of this.
The Labours of Hercules
The apples grew on a herdules guarded by a dragon — Hercules either killed the dragon, or sent Atlas for the apples, in the meanwhile holding up the world on his own shoulders. It seems that Poirot may have to go on a world tour to retrieve the goblet — to investigate locations in five different parts of the globe. The Capture of Cerberus — a three-headed dog guarding the gates of Hades, or Hell.
I liked the ending of this story when Miss Lemon queries a bill for roses sent to the Countess. Thanks for taking the time to explain the link each of the stories had. I enjoyed reading this!