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Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie
Major works And Accomplishments /Quick Overview of her Work
Pictures and Drawings
Agatha was a very successful writer who strived in writing. She led a beautiful life and married twice. Traveling was something she enjoyed very much due to a long vacation with her mother. Agatha unfortunately passed away on January 12, 1976. She may be gone but her valuable works of literature remain with us to enjoy.
Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born in
Torquay, England On September 15, 1890.
2nd Marriage and Death
In 1930, Agatha was visiting Baghdad where she met her future husband Max Mallowan.
He was an archaeologist who was 14 years younger than her.
They were married for 46 years until her death split them apart.
She passed away peacefully at home on January 12, 1976 due to natural causes. She was in bad health for a couple years prior to her death.
Agatha Christie wrote over 66 novels, many short stories and screenplays. She even has a series of romantic novels. Her works have been made into successful movies and have been translated into more than a 100 languages.
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926)
Peril at End House (1932)
Murder on the Orient Express (1934)
The ABC Murders (1935)
And Then There Were None (1939)
Five Little Pigs (1943)
A Murder is Announced (1950)
Endless Night (1967)
Agatha Christie married Archibald Christie in
1912 at the age of 22.They later on divorced
after 16 years of marriage because her
husband was in love with a younger woman
whom he was having an affair with and
wanted to marry her.
Agatha gave birth to her daughter Rosalind Hicks on August 5, 1919.
The Mysterious Affair at Styles was published in 1920 during her first marriage. This was her first novel published after many failed attempts of entering the writing industry.
She taught herself how to read at the age of 5 and she never went to school. Only her mother and hired tutors helped educate her later on in life.
Her father passed away when she was 11.
She was the youngest of three children.
Her mother allowed her brother and sister to attend school and finally sent her to a finishing school in Paris to learn how to play the piano. Stage fright prevented her from becoming a pianist.
She spent three months in Egypt with her mother and thats when she fell in love with traveling.
Divorce and Disappearance
Agatha Christie disappeared for 10 days during the process of her marriage with Archibald falling apart.
On December 3, 1926 she disappeared and was later on found staying in a hotel with another name.
The nation was fascinated by this and there was a search party during her absence.
During her life Agatha Christie wrote:
66 crime novels
154 short stories, most of which were published in 16 collections
and 6 romantic novels as Mary Westmacott
Agatha Christie's work remains as popular now as ever:
all her books remain in print in UK
her works have been translated into more than 50 languages and published in 70 countries
over 2 billion books sold
at least 30 feature films and over 100 TV productions been made
and the Mousetrap has more than 23,000 West End performances
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