And Then There Were None PDF is Christie’s best-selling novel, with 100 million sales to date, making it the world’s best-selling mystery ever. It is also considered to be one of the best mystery novels of all time.
The novel is about ten people who are invited to an isolated island off the coast of Devon, England, by a Mr. U.N. Owen. When they arrive, they are greeted by two servants, but there is no sign of their host. As night falls, the guests begin to die one by one, with each death corresponding to a verse of the nursery rhyme “Ten Little Soldier Boys”.
It was Christie’s personal favorite of her own novels. The book was initially rejected by her US publisher Dodd, Mead, and Company, but was eventually published in the US by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1940. It was first adapted for the stage in 1943 and has since been adapted for radio, television, film, and video games.
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And Then There Were None Summary
The story is set on an uninhabited island off the Devon coast in England in August 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II. Ten people, all strangers to each other, are invited to stay on the island by a Mr. U. N. Owen, an alias for the book’s villain, who is never revealed. All have been complicit in murders and all are unsuspecting victims of Mr. Owen’s plot for revenge.
On the first night, two of the guests, Anthony Marston and Mrs. Rogers, are poisoned. The next morning, General Mackenzie is bludgeoned to death. The two remaining guests, Vera Claythorne and Dr. Armstrong discover the general’s body and realize that there is a murderer among them.
They start to panic and search the island for Mr. Owen, but he is nowhere to be found. The remaining seven guests begin to suspect each other as the murders continue. Mr. Justice Wargrave, who had been posing as a retired judge, reveals himself as the killer and explains his motive to the others.
In the end, only Vera Claythorne and Phillip Lombard are still alive. Lombard tries to kill Vera, but she shoots him first.
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|Book||And Then There Were|
|Originally published||6 November 1939|
|Publisher||Collins Crime Club|
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About the Author
Agatha Christie is one of the most famous and well-known mystery authors of all time. She was born in Torquay, England in 1890 and died in 1976.
She graduated from college with a degree in botany and she married an archaeologist in 1914.
Her first mystery novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920. It introduced the character of Hercule Poirot, who would go on to become one of her most popular characters.
During her lifetime, she wrote 66 detective novels, 14 short story collections, and 6 romance novels. And Then There Were None is one of her most famous and well-known works and has been translated into many different languages.
In an interview, Christie once said, “I think mystery stories are far more popular now than they ever were. I don’t know why this should be so, but I think people take a delight in being baffled.”
Christie’s work continues to be popular even today, almost 50 years after her death. Her novels have been adapted for television, film, and stage.
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FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
What was the first line of And Then There Were None?
In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.
Is And Then There Were None a Poirot novel?
No, And Then There Were None is a Poirot novel. It is one of Christie’s most famous and well-known works.
What is the message of the book And Then There Were None?
The message of And Then There Were None is that justice will prevail in the end, even if it takes a long time.
Is And Then There Were None a good book?
And Then There Were None is considered to be one of Christie’s best works.
Why Was Then There Were None banned?
There are several reasons why And Then There Were None was banned. Some people believe that it is because of the violence and gore in the book.
Why is the poem important in And Then There Were None?
The poem is important in And Then There Were None because it is a clue that helps the characters figure out who the killer is.