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by Agatha Christie

  • ISBN: 0002318350
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Agatha Christie
  • Subcategory: Literary
  • Other formats: txt lrf azw lit
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; Greenway ed edition (November 1977)
  • Pages: 252 pages
  • FB2 size: 1768 kb
  • EPUB size: 1245 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
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And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, described by her as the most difficult of her books to write.

And Then There Were None is a mystery novel by English writer Agatha Christie, described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939, as Ten Little Niggers, after the minstrel song, which serves as a major plot point.

Agatha Christie was an English crime novelist, short-story writer and playwright. First published in England as Ten Little Niggers, the book Ten Little Indians was renamed And Then There Were None, from the closing line of the nursery rhyme, for publication in the United States. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 3 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare's works and the Bible. The original title was deemed too offensive for the American public. Later, the title would be changed to Ten Little Indians.

In 1943 Agatha Christie adapted the book into a play, changing the ending, and there have been several film . This is possibly the most famous of Agatha Christie’s books.

In 1943 Agatha Christie adapted the book into a play, changing the ending, and there have been several film versions, none of which I’ve seen, so I didn’t know who the murderer was, although I knew the outline of the plot. Part way through the book I thought – ah, there is only one person who could be the murderer and I was right. In her Autobiography Agatha Christie wrote that she had written the book because it was so difficult to do and the idea fascinated her. I found it fascinating too, but as an exercise and a puzzle rather than as a novel. Writing about the play and the book she stated

Ten Little Niggers": Racial Discrimination in Children's Books (Cultural Studies, Kulturwissenschaft .

Ten Little Niggers": Racial Discrimination in Children's Books (Cultural Studies, Kulturwissenschaft, Estudios Culturales, Etudes Culturelles). Wulf Schmidt-Wulffen. Death on the Nile: A Hercule Poirot Mystery (Hercule Poirot Mysteries). Not that the old style is bad, but it really shines through considering the first line of the book talks about Mr. Justice Wargrave "In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage" on a train.

Десять негритят решили пообедать. Один вдруг поперхнулся, их осталось девять. Девять негритят, поев, клевали носом. Один не смог проснуться, их осталось восемь. Восемь негритят в Девон ушли потом, Один не возвратился, остались всемером. Семь негритят дрова рубили вместе, Зарубил один себя - и.

Keywords: Agatha Christie; Ten Little Niggers; And Then There Were None. It is not easy to find an English speaker who has never heard of Agatha Christie (1890-1976). Perhaps to a surprising degree, this is also the case in the wider world. Christie’s Ten Little Niggers has been adapted for a number of motion pictures, not just in Hollywood, but in countries such as India (Gumnaam, 1965) and Russia (Desyat’ Negrityat, 1987).

Ten little Indian Boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine

Ten little Indian Boys went out to dine; One choked his little self and then there were nine. Nine little Indian Boys sat up very late; One overslept himself and then there were eight. Eight little Indian Boys travelling in Devon; One said he’d stay there and then there were seven. And yet I have not even touched upon the novel itself, which is said to be one of Christie’s masterpieces and without a doubt is, now I have finally got round to reading it. Remembering that it does not feature any of her well-known detectives, Poirot, Miss Marple or Tommy and Tuppence.

Ten Little Niggers book. Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense-creator of indomitable sleuth Miss Marple, meticulous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, and so many other unforgettable characters-brings her entire oeuvre of ingenious whodunits, locked room mysteries, and perplexing puzzles to Harper Paperback. ncluding Ten Little Niggers, the world’s bestselling mystery, in which Agatha Christie, the acknowledged mistress of suspense-creator of indomitable sleuth Miss.


Reviews about Ten Little Niggers (7):
Shalinrad
“And Then There Were None” is a thrilling murder mystery written by Agatha Christie. When ten people are invited to Soldier Island by a mysterious character, U. N. Owen, the guests find themselves in a dangerous situation as they watch each other get picked off one by one according to an old nursery rhyme. The novel keeps you guessing, and chances are you won’t know who the murderer is until the last page of the book. Although I enjoyed reading “And Then There Were None”, it was quite hard to motivate myself to get through the first 40 or so pages. The book begins by describing the characters, which is common in books that were written in the 1930’s. It becomes a lengthy process considering the large amount there are, and was my least favorite part of the book. Not that the old style is bad, but it really shines through considering the first line of the book talks about Mr. Justice Wargrave "In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage" on a train. Aside from that, the book was partly predictable. When and how the murders will occur is easy to guess, but who will die and who did it is up in the air, keeping the mystery present. All in all, the cons are not a reason to forgo reading this book. Lastly, the entire book and murder is psychotic, but in an intriguing way. I was disturbed by the end of the book, only because some of the murders and the plan behind them was simply insane. Having said that, Agatha Christie used this to create another of her thrilling mysteries. I would recommend this book, and the advice I would give to a reader is don’t be discouraged as a result of the beginning. Push through the first few sections, and you’ll find a whole new situation which moves much more quickly.
Jek
Having just finished my first Agatha Christie novel, I had to ask myself what in the world was I waiting for. This book is a delightful read. It is no wonder that the author has sold more than a billion books worldwide. This book was just plain fun to read. Anyone who has ever seen himself as a amateur detective or who is a big fan of whodunits will be kept guessing at every turn. And the way that the bad guy (or gal) is revealed to the reader in a truly unique way. Go away John Sandford. Hang it up James Patterson. If you have read one you have read them all. I think that I am going to book passage on the Orient Express.
Era
Marvelous. I came into this a bonafide Agatha Christie virgin and came out an addict. What a fun, quick-paced read! The characters were clear, and often many levels deeper (and far more sinister) than they appear. Out of the 10 souls stuck on Soldier Island, I did initially guess correctly the mastermind -- but Christie is sooo good at seeding doubt. "Oh, this guy would be logically the murderer. You know who's even more likely? THIS guy."

One of my favorite bits about this well-written whodunnit? The Vera/Philip relationship. Two, young guests on Soldier Island who clearly have some attraction to one another. Christie sets up little hints until she turns it on its head and reminds both characters, "Oh yeah, either one of you could be a megalomaniacal murderer." Screw romance. Romance is dead. Christie is dedicated in this book to just making some macabre fun.
Ubrise
Very, very clever! So clever that I may read it again some day even though I know the ending, or actually BECAUSE I know the ending and want to read once again how Agatha Christie adroitly executed the plot.

Well written and enjoyable.

I wish I could give it 4.5 stars. The only reason I didn't give it five is because it wasn't emotionally satisfying. I didn't connect with the characters and feel their fear as I have in other mysteries, but intellectually it was extremely satisfying.
Siralune
Having read everything she had written, I've always debated as to which of Agatha Christie's works tops my list. For a while it was "ABC Murders". But, having re-read "And Then There Were None," I came to a conclusion that there's simply nothing else like it, and it tops my list. This novel once again proves that Christie was one of the best writers of the 20th century. It is so much more than just a "mystery" novel - it has it all: amazing character development, fabulous use of English language, top-notch plot, and knock-your-socks-off ending. One can debate as to whether or not this novel was intended to be "solved" by the reader, but at some point it becomes irrelevant. The originality of this novel is nothing short of stunning! No other "mystery" novel, in my opinion, tops this in terms of psychology, character development, and literary style. An amazing piece written by an amazing writer! In terms of pure "mystery," "ABC Murders" still tops my list, but I consider "And Then There Were None" to be the finest novel Christie has ever written. The only issue I have with this particular edition is: Political Correctness once again surfaces! It substitutes "soldiers" for "indians"!! Not that it makes much difference, but really....... for crying' out loud: GROW UP!!!!!!!!

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