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Literary Universes That Put the Marvel Movies to Shame - Page 6

We're all aware of the new trend in movies right now, where you make a bunch of different stories with separate characters and settings then tie them all together in a giant cinematic universe. The Avengers helped kick off Hollywood's new obsession, so now we've got movie universes where Captain America is frenemies with Iron Man, Batman fights Superman, and Dr. Jekyll shows up in Tom Cruise's Mummy reboot.
But Hollywood didn't invent this concept of uniting distinct characters and worlds into shared, fictional universes, and it certainly didn't perfect it. Authors have been devising their own multifaceted multiverses for nearly a century and—in the grand tradition of the book being better than the movie—these universes are way more complex, intricate, and entertaining than anything Marvel, DC, or any other movie studio has put on screen to date. Here are some of the most interesting, inspired, and endlessly enjoyable literary universes ever written.
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (Agatha Christie)
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The Big Four
The Big Four
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The Mystery of the Blue Train
The Mystery of the Blue Train
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Partners in Crime (Agatha Christie)
Partners in Crime (Agatha Christie)
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The Seven Dials Mystery
The Seven Dials Mystery
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The Mysterious Mr. Quin
The Mysterious Mr. Quin
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The Murder at the Vicarage
The Murder at the Vicarage
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The Sittaford Mystery
The Sittaford Mystery
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Peril at End House
Peril at End House
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The Thirteen Problems (Agatha Christie)
The Thirteen Problems (Agatha Christie)
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Lord Edgware Dies
Lord Edgware Dies
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Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
Murder on the Orient Express (Agatha Christie)
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The Hound of Death (Agatha Christie)
The Hound of Death (Agatha Christie)
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Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
Why Didn't They Ask Evans?
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Three Act Tragedy (Agatha Christie)
Three Act Tragedy (Agatha Christie)
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The Listerdale Mystery (Agatha Christie)
The Listerdale Mystery (Agatha Christie)
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Parker Pyne Investigates (Agatha Christie)
Parker Pyne Investigates (Agatha Christie)
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Death in the Clouds
Death in the Clouds
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Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile
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The A.B.C. Murders
The A.B.C. Murders
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Cards on the Table
Cards on the Table
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Murder in Mesopotamia (Agatha Christie)
Murder in Mesopotamia (Agatha Christie)
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Dumb Witness
Dumb Witness
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Murder in the Mews
Murder in the Mews
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Appointment With Death
Appointment With Death
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Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Hercule Poirot's Christmas
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Easy to Kill (Agatha Christie)
Easy to Kill (Agatha Christie)
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And Then There Were None
And Then There Were None
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The Regatta Mystery (Agatha Christie)
The Regatta Mystery (Agatha Christie)
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Sad Cypress
Sad Cypress
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One,Two, Buckle My Shoe
One,Two, Buckle My Shoe
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Evil Under the Sun
Evil Under the Sun
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N or M?
N or M?
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The Body in the Library
The Body in the Library
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Five Little Pigs
Five Little Pigs
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The Moving Finger
The Moving Finger
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Towards Zero
Towards Zero
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Death Comes as the End
Death Comes as the End
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Sparkling Cyanide
Sparkling Cyanide
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The Hollow (Agatha Christie)
The Hollow (Agatha Christie)
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