by August Wainwright on March 11, 2013
In today’s match-up, we’ve got Agatha Christie’s Miss Marple up against Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon. Scroll to the bottom to vote.
#8 Miss Marple – Jane Marple, usually referred to as Miss Marple, is a character appearing in 12 of Agatha Christie’s crime novels and in 20 short stories. Miss Marple is an elderly spinster who lives in the village of St. Mary Mead and acts as an amateur detective. Alongside Hercule Poirot, she is one of the most loved and famous of Christie’s characters and has been portrayed numerous times on screen.
Miss Marple solves difficult crimes because of her shrewd intelligence, and St. Mary Mead, over her lifetime, has given her seemingly infinite examples of the negative side of human nature. Although she looks sweet, frail, and old, she fears neither dead nor living. She also has a remarkable ability to latch onto a casual comment and connect it to the case at hand.
#9 Robert Langdon – Professor Robert Langdon is a Harvard University professor of Religious Iconology and Symbology (a fictional field related to the study of historic symbols).
Known for a brilliant problem-solving mind and his genius, Langdon has an eidetic memory. As professor at Harvard University, he teaches religious iconology and the fictional field of symbology.
Tom Hanks portrayed Robert Langdon in the 2006 film adaptation of The Da Vinci Code, reprised the role in the 2009 film adaptation of Angels & Demons, and will play the role again in the film adaptation of The Lost Symbol.
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