mercredi 15 novembre 2017

Incipits: Christie, Hercule Poirot's Christmas



Stephen pulled up the collar of his coat as he walked briskly along the platform.


Agatha CHRISTIE, Hercule Poirot's Christmas (1938).


mercredi 8 novembre 2017

Incipits: Christie, The ABC Murders



In this narrative of mine I have departed from my usual practice of relating only those incidents and scenes at which I myself was present.


Agatha CHRISTIE, The ABC Murders (1936).


mercredi 1 novembre 2017

Incipits: Christie, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd



Mrs Ferrars died on the night of the 16th-17th September – a Thursday.


Agatha CHRISTIE, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926).


mercredi 25 octobre 2017

Incipits: Christie, Murder on the Orient Express



It was five o'clock on a winter's morning in Syria.


Agatha CHRISTIE, Murder on the Orient Express (1934).


mercredi 18 octobre 2017

Incipits: Christie, The Mysterious Affair at Styles



The intense interest aroused in the public by what was known at the time as 'The Styles Case' has now somewhat subsided.


Agatha CHRISTIE, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1921).


mercredi 12 juillet 2017

Incipits: Giraudoux, Lettres à Lilita



Mademoiselle, J'ai contrôlé la noble devise d'aviateur que vous m'aviez soumise Dimanche ; comme je le prévoyais, les astres ne se déclinent pas sur les roses. (Lettre 1, Mardi 1er mars 1910)


Jean GIRAUDOUX, Lettres à Lilita (1989).


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