Biblio stands firmly against hatred and bigotry in all its forms. This item contains harmful representations or stereotypes, so Biblio will donate 100% of our proceeds from the sale of this book to organizations fighting social injustice and intolerance.

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.

Reviews

Review this book and you'll be entered for a chance to win $50!

On May 12, 2020, Anonymous said:

This book was horrible to say the least. No true concept and a lot of spelling errors . To know this all this lady was this illiterate Doesn't cease to amaze me!

On Mar 26, 2020, a reader said:

Your children need to read this 10/10 best thing i have read with my little boy

On May 17, 2019, a reader said:

Great book funny children's book good for children

On May 17, 2019, a reader said:

A very well-written book very humorous perfect for children

Available copies

image of Ten Little Niggers

Ten Little Niggers

by CHRISTIE, AGATHA

Seller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Published
1939
Condition
First Edition. Bookplate; light foxing and cloth fading; very good plus in a very good dust jacket with some tears and chips, th
Item Price
$8,500.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Collins, 1939. First Edition. Bookplate; light foxing and cloth fading; very good plus in a very good dust jacket with some tears and chips, the most serious of which is a triangular fingernail-sized one at the top of the front panel. A highly politically incorrect title even when published; the dust jacket compounded the sin with its illustration… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$8,500.00
No cover image available

Ten Little Niggers.

by CHRISTIE, Agatha.

Seller
Shapero Rare Books
Item Price
$7,177.28

Show Details

Description:
London, Collins Crime Club, 1939. . First edition, signed presentation copy from the author; 8vo; 2pp. advertisements; publisher's cloth, a trifle marked, slight rolling and sunning to spine, otherwise very good. With the author's inscription to the front free endpaper, 'With love from Agatha Christie'. One of Agatha Christie's most well-known titles, albeit also unfortunately somewhat… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$7,177.28
image of Ten Little Niggers

Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

Seller
Burnside Rare Books, ABAA
Published
1939
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$6,500.00

Show Details

Description:
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
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6,500.00
No cover image available

Ten Little Niggers

by CHRISTIE, AGATHA

Seller
Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
Published
1939
Condition
First Edition. Very good or better; in a good or slightly better price-clipped dust jacket with chips, tears, soiling and creasi
Item Price
$6,500.00

Show Details

Description:
London: Collins, 1939. First Edition. Very good or better; in a good or slightly better price-clipped dust jacket with chips, tears, soiling and creasing. The unfortunately titled book was published in America as And Then There Were None, and re-issued as Ten Little Indians, which title is problematic itself these days. In any event, not only was this one… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6,500.00
image of Ten Little Niggers

Ten Little Niggers

by Agatha Christie

Seller
Brought to Book Ltd
Published
1939
Condition
Near Fine
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Item Price
$6,151.95

Show Details

Description:
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… Read more
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$6,151.95
image of Ten Little Niggers

Ten Little Niggers

by Agatha Christie

Seller
Books Express
Published
2007-09-01
Condition
Good
ISBN
9780006117278
Item Price
$261.99

Show Details

Description:
2007-09-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$261.99
No cover image available

Ten Little Niggers

by CHRISTIE Agatha

Seller
Antique & Collector's Books
Published
1969
Condition
Good
Edition
Seventh Impression
Item Price
$113.34

Show Details

Description:
Collins Fontana Books, 1969. 190 pp. Cover has a hung golliwog swinging above a lizard in the grass. Cover has wear on the edges and spine. Slant to spine. Page edges browned. Owners name on first page. Binding solid.. Seventh Impression. Paperback. Good.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$113.34
No cover image available

Ten Little Niggers - A Play in Three Acts

by Christie, Agatha

Seller
Laura Books
Condition
Good
Edition
Reprint
Item Price
$41.56

Show Details

Description:
London: Samuel French some wear to covers, library marks, otherwise book clean and tight. Reprint. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ex Library.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$41.56
No cover image available

Ten Little Niggers

by Christie, Agatha

Seller
Peakirk Books
Published
1960
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
Penguin edition - unabridged; Fourth Printing
Item Price
$27.34

Show Details

Description:
London; Penguin,. Very Good-. 1960. Penguin edition - unabridged; Fourth Printing. Paperback. P/b; vg+; 8vo; 190pp; Green/cream striped penguin - no 1256; unusual to find this in such nice condition; no handwriting inside; slight discolouring to cream on front; ; Green Penguins Penguin Crime; Vol. 1256 .
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$27.34
No cover image available

Ten Little Niggers: A play in three acts (French's Acting edition No. 940)

by Christie, Agatha

Seller
Chapter 1 Books
Condition
Fair
Item Price
$26.00

Show Details

Description:
Samuel French Limited. Softcover. Fair. Ex-library- have some rubber stamps. No Date. Tittle page missing. The wraps are edge worn, a bit chipped and marked. Previous ownership inscriptions, a bit creased, minor marks. However, it is still in fair condition, tightly bound and intact. MK.. Our orders are shipped using tracked courier delivery services.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$26.00
No cover image available

The Voyage of th "Petula

by Evans, Frank

Seller
Global Village Books
Published
1957
Condition
Fair
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$10.20

Show Details

Description:
London, 1957. First Edition. Fair. 8vo. 192pp, photos. Grubby cloth, sound. Front of dj pasted on cover.
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$10.20
No cover image available

The Bad Bunch

by Edson, JT

Seller
Zardoz Books
Published
1979
Condition
vg
ISBN
9780552078412
Item Price
$5.40

Show Details

Description:
Corgi, 1979. paperback / softback. vg. Corgi 1979 edition paperback vg In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$5.40
No cover image available

Space Science Fiction Volume 2 Number 2

by Magazine

Seller
Zardoz Books
Published
1953
Condition
vg++
Item Price
$5.40

Show Details

Description:
Archer, 1953. paperback / softback. vg++. 1st British Archer edition digest vg++ Philip K Dick etc paperback vg++ condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$5.40
No cover image available

Sheltered Lives

by Oberndorf, Charles

Seller
Zardoz Books
Published
1992
Condition
fine
ISBN
9780553292480
Item Price
$5.40

Show Details

Description:
Bantam Press, 1992. 1st edition. fine. 1st Bantam 1992 edition paperback fine condition. In stock shipped from our UK warehouse
Add to Wishlist
Item Price
$5.40