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Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

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.

First Edition Identification and Notes

Ten Little Niggers was first published in 1939 by The Crime Club. The book has an orange cloth cover and a distinctive green dust jacket illustrated by Stephen Bellman. Along with the racist title, the dust jacket features racist caricatures of black people being plucked one by one by an unknown white hand. The first edition also comes marked with a printed stamped seal bearing the phrase “Sign of a Good Detective Novel”.

Other Collectible or Notable Editions

The first edition of this book published under the title And Then There Were None was first published in 1940 by Dodd, Mead, and Company.

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Ten Little Niggers.

by Christie, Agatha

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Raptis Rare Books
Published
1939
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London: The Crime Club by Collins, 1939. First edition of the best-selling mystery novel of all-time and Christie's personal favorite of all of her novels, released subsequently in the United States as And Then There Were None and so titled in all successive reprints. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a the rare original dust jacket with a few… Read more
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Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

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Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1939
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Very Good
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First Edition
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$6,500.00

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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… Read more
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Ten Little Niggers

by Agatha Christie

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Snookerybooks
Published
1963
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Good
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$150.00

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London: Collins Fontana, 1963. Soft cover. Good. First Fontana Books publication. Wraps worn and spine edges rubbed. Creasing to spine and a couple of small nicks. Forward lean to textblock. Prev owner's signature to half-title and to title page. Stain to textblock's outer edge at top corner. 190pp. lightly age-toned.
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Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

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Zardoz Books
Published
1964
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vg
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$55.45

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Fontana, 1964. 806. vg. vg Fontana 2nd imp 806 1964 yellow spine paperback book In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
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Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

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John Thompson
Published
1950
Condition
Good +
Edition
2nd Printing
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$55.00

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British: Pan 401, 1950. Solid with a light spine roll, a reading crease along the spine on the front cover, and the covers show light wear. The previous owner`s name and address are on the frist inside page in fountain pen ink.. 2nd Printing. Paperback. Good +.
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Ten little niggers

by Agatha Christie

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Books of Garten
Published
1964
Condition
Good
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$37.01

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Collins Fontana. 1964 Collins Fontana second impression paperback; Good, sound and clean copy; UK dealer, immediate dispatch . Good. Soft cover. 1964.
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Sheltered Lives

by Oberndorf, Charles

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Zardoz Books
Published
1992
Condition
fine
ISBN
9780553292480
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$6.11

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Bantam Press Books, 1992. 1st edition. fine. 1st Bantam 1992 edition paperback fine condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
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The Bad Bunch

by Edson, JT

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Zardoz Books
Published
1979
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vg
ISBN
9780552078412
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$6.11

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Corgi Transworld Pub, 1979. paperback / softback. vg. Corgi 1979 edition paperback vg In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
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