The 75th Anniversary Edition of Agatha Christie's most famous novel—the bestselling thriller of all time A timeless tale of suspense in which ten strangers, each with a dark secret, are mysteriously invited to a house on an uninhabited island and killed off, one by one. "Ten . . ." Ten strangers are lured to an isolated mansion off the Devon coast. "Nine . . ." At dinner, a recorded message accuses each of them of harboring a guilty secret. By the end of the meal, one is dead. "Eight . . ." In the midst of a violent storm, there is no hope of escape. Haunted by a nursery rhyme counting down one by one, the guests begin to die. "Seven . . ." As suspicions are raised and accusations fly, secrets begin to surface. But who among them is the killer . . . and will any of them survive?
Unlock the more straightforward side of And Then There Were None with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, a murder mystery novel which keeps the reader guessing until the very end. Ten people, all of whom have once committed a crime which has gone unpunished, are invited to a strange island, where they are then picked off one by one by a mysterious killer. And Then There Were None, published in 1939, is often considered to be Christie’s masterpiece and has spawned a slew of theatrical and cinematic interpretations. However, this is far from the only book Christie wrote: she is the author of 65 other detective novels and, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is the world’s bestselling author. It is hardly surprising that she was made a Dame in 1971 for her contribution to the literary world. Find out everything you need to know about And Then There Were None in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose BrightSummaries.com? Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with BrightSummaries.com!
A Study Guide for Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians (aka And Then There Were None)," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (plays not included). Pages: 45. Chapters: And Then There Were None, Alibi, Spider's Web, Cards on the Table, The Hollow, The Mousetrap, Black Coffee, Akhnaton, Murder Is Easy, Personal Call, Witness for the Prosecution, Towards Zero, Murder on the Nile/Hidden Horizon, Butter in a Lordly Dish, Peril at End House, Love from a Stranger, Appointment with Death, The Unexpected Guest, Three Blind Mice, Murder at the Vicarage, The Yellow Iris, A Daughter's a Daughter, Chimneys, Verdict, Wasp's Nest, Fiddlers Three. Excerpt: And Then There Were None is a detective fiction novel by Agatha Christie, first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 6 November 1939 under the title Ten Little Niggers which was changed by Dodd, Mead and Company in January 1940 because of the presence of a racial epithet to the title And Then There Were None. In the novel, ten people, who have previously been complicit in the deaths of others but have escaped notice or punishment, are tricked into coming onto an island. Even though the guests are the only people on the island, they are all mysteriously murdered one by one, in a manner paralleling, inexorably and sometimes grotesquely, the old nursery rhyme, "Ten Little Niggers." The UK edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7 6) and the US edition at $2.00. The novel has also been published and filmed under the title Ten Little Indians. It is Christie's best-selling novel with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time (Publications International lists it as 7th best-selling). It has been adapted into several plays, films, and a video game. Justice Wargrave, Vera Claythorne, Philip Lombard, General Macarthur, Emily Brent, Anthony Marston, Doctor Armstrong and William Blore have been invited to a...
Author: Peter Foreman
Publisher: Chancerel International
Release Date: 1998
Ten strangers are invited to a grand house on an island off the south coast of England. Their host has not arrived, but a mysterious voice on a gramophone record accuses each of them in turn all have committed murder. One by one they die, until there are none... Detective English is a series of classic detective stories, specially graded for foreign learners of English. And Then There Were None is suitable for pre-intermediate students. Each title in the series features : the simplified English text with cartoon illustrations ; Activity pages, including comprehension work, summary writing, grammar revision, vocabulary games and pronunciation tasks ; a glossary to help students with difficult : words ; a cassette containing a dramatised mailing of the story.
Author: Ken Smith
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Think about what would happen to this world that we live in today, if a virus killed off all the males of the earth. Due to the continuing effects of the virus, women cannot have male children. Men, knowing they would all be dead within a couple of years, take steps to help the women survive after them. After all the men are gone, how will women set up their governments, industry, military, countries? Will a cure for the virus ever be found so that male children can once more be born to women?
The world as we know it has experienced a catastrophic calamity. Into the chaos a couple begins to seek answers from the unexplainable; but first, they must secure their basic needs, food and shelter. Follow Elyse and Mark as they search the rubble for understanding. What happened? Where do they go from here?
Headstones above empty graves litter Sarah Morgan¿s family tree. No matter how they died: drowning, car wrecks, soldiers in war, few left enough behind to warrant a coffin. In Sara¿s opinion this was an oddity, but nothing more. And then a close relative disappears in a pool of blood, an old man, like a harbinger of doom, appears on her doorstep, and she is dragged into a world of terror--where reality--as she knew it--no longer exists.