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Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie - 1st Edition 1st Printing - 1939 - from Brought to Book Ltd (SKU: 004939)

Ten Little Niggers

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Ten Little Niggers

by Agatha Christie

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UK: The Crime Club, Collins, 1939. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie First Edition The Crime Club by Collins 1939. No inscriptions or signs of ownership. No foxing and unblemished throughout. Original publisher's orange cloth covers are unmarked and near fine. In a price clipped VG dust jacket which has a little toning to spine.

Synopsis

Ten Little Niggers , later re-titled And Then There Were None , and also titled Ten Little Indians , is considered author Agatha Christie’s best and most ambitious work. The mystery novel has been adapted for both theatre and cinema and has remained highly influential in the mystery genre. The novel is centered around a large murder mystery based on an infamous blackface minstrel song that describes a group of people who die under strange circumstances one by one. Due to the racist original title (1939), the book was re-titled And Then There Were None in 1940, and it was also published as (also overtly racist) Ten Little Indians in 1964. The book’s original title is not the only reason it is a highly controversial piece of writing. Racism and orientalism are found throughout the novel, and some non-US publications still use versions of the original title. And Then There Were None has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

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Great book funny children's book good for children

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Bookseller Inventory #
004939
Title
Ten Little Niggers
Author
Agatha Christie
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket condition
Very Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
The Crime Club, Collins
Place of Publication
UK
Date published
1939
Keywords
Ten Little Niggers by Agatha Christie First Edition The Crime Club by Collins 1939

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