Murder on the Orient Express Setting & Symbolism

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The Orient Express

The Orient Express is the setting for the bulk of the story, but is not a fully fictional creation. The real-life Orient Express was a luxurious train running from the Far East through Continental Europe, terminating in France. In addition to a powerful engine, it was made up of several coaches that were both added to, and destined for, various cities. It's on one of these coaches that both the murder and the investigation into the murder take place.

The Calais Coach

The Calais Coach is one of the previously described coaches attached to the Orient Express. It is, in fact, the first connected (in the Far East) and the last removed (in the port city of Calais, where passengers could make connections for England. It's in a compartment in this coach that the book's murder is committed.

Ratchett's Compartment

Ratchett's first class compartment in...

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