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Ten Little Niggers by  Agatha Christie - Hardcover - First Edition - 1939 - from Burnside Rare Books, ABAA (SKU: 170413001)

Ten Little Niggers

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Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

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London: Collins / The Crime Club, 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, first printing, second state with no date listed on copyright page. Very Good with light lean to spine, a bit of dust soiling, fading to cloth corresponding to jacket chips, and bumping to page corners. In a Very Good dust jacket with front flap clipped at bottom corner and publisher's price of 4'- net printed left of the clip (assumed second issue); edge wear with chipping heavier at spine ends, rubbing to folds, faint pencil markings to front panel and fading to spine. A controversial title to say the least, published in America and filmed as And then There Were None. This book remains one of Christie's best-selling novels, as well as the world's best-selling mystery book and one of the best-selling books of all time. It is widely considered the author's masterpiece.

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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Details

Bookseller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
170413001
Title
Ten Little Niggers
Author
Christie, Agatha
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Collins / The Crime Club
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1939

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Burnside Rare Books specializes in literary first editions and works of cultural and historic significance. We are located in Portland, Oregon and welcome visitors by appointment.

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second state
used in book collecting to refer to a first edition, but after some change has been made in the printing, such as a correction,... [More]
chipping
A defect in which small pieces are missing from the edges; fraying or small pieces of paper missing the edge of a paperback, or... [More]
Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [More]
Cloth
"Cloth-bound" generally refers to a hardcover book with cloth covering the outside of the book covers. The cloth is stretched... [More]
jacket
Sometimes used as another term for dust jacket, a protective and often decorative wrapper, usually made of paper which wraps... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
First Edition
In book collecting, the first edition is the earliest published form of a book. A book may have more than one first edition in... [More]
rubbing
Abrasion or wear to the surface. Usually used in reference to a book's boards or dust-jacket.

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