Christie still continues to sell approximately four million books a year. She wrote a whole book over one weekend. One billion of Christie’s stories were sold in English while another billion was sold in forty-four other languages. She earned an honorary degree from Exeter University in 1961. Christie was qualified as a dispenser in 1917. She wrote two books per year, and that was what her tight schedule consisted of. One of her characters appeared in thirty-three novels, and in fifty-one short stories. She was often criticized for stereotyped characters. Christie died in 1976 (“75 Facts about Christie.”; “Christie, Agatha”).The genre of And Then There Were None is a mystery novel. It has a few twists of plots making the reader’s believe one thing when it’s actually another. There were a lot of mysterious things going on in the story that some people may have not fully understood until the end. The point of view is third person omniscient. The narrator is the unknown outside voice. The main place setting is in Soldier Island, Sticklehaven, by Devon. “… An account of the luxurious modern house had built on this little island off the Devon coast” (Christie 1). The setting changed a few times in the beginning. The setting shows the guest’s locations before they arrived at Soldier Island. However once everyone arrived at the mansion, the setting remained the same.
The protagonist of And Then There Were None is Vera Claythorne. The antagonist of the mystery novel is the unknown killer who turns out to be Justice Wargrave, the judge. The major conflict of the story is man vs. man and it’s an external conflict. The conflicts are between all of the houseguests and the unknown killer. The conflict was an external conflict, man vs. man…
… or bad. The literary elements that were used to enhance the theme were conflict and foreshadowing. Agatha Christie continues to sell about four million books a year. One of Christie’s books hit a little too close to the truth during World War II, and because of that, the M15 launched an investigation.
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