Agatha Christie's life in the facts
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September 15, 1890 in the British county of Devon was born Agatha Miller - today we know it as the detective genius, one of the most popular writers of the twentieth century, Agatha Christie. Her life was full of contradictory and extraordinary episodes, many of which are embodied in the stories of the writer.
We offer remember the brightest moments of her life and work.
1. As often happens with talented people, Agatha suffered dysgraphia - the inability to write text. Her works have been dictated.
The reason for writing the first novel by Agatha Christie became an argument with her sister, who was a writer. The dispute about the fact that she can do something more worthwhile than a sister.
In the photo: Agatha Christie with your friends
2. Initially, Agatha Mary Clarissa Mallowan, nee Miller, was going to be published under the pseudonym Martin West and Martin Gray in the belief that a woman's name detective author may make some readers prejudices, she later decided to leave the real name and the name of her first husband - Christie.
3. During the First World War, Agatha Christie worked as a nurse in a military hospital, then she went to work in a pharmacy, so that became well versed in the toxic substances. Perhaps, therefore, it is a poison poisoning so often in her detectives.
4. 1926 became one of the most difficult in the life of Christie, but then there was her mysterious disappearance. Her mother died, my brother became a complete addict, publishers did not like the novel, "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd", in which the story was carried by the killer face, and on top of all her husband Archibald fell in love with another woman and demanded a divorce. After that Agatha was gone, its been looking for, and even enlisted the help of other British Master Detective - Arthur Conan Doyle. After a while Agatha was found in a small town sanatorium, where it appeared to all as Teresa Neal. She suffered greatly in memory: she had a vague memory of her husband, she could not remember the name of his daughter, and his sister learned only a few days.
Some believed that the writer specifically acted out the situation with his "disappearance", to avenge her husband.
5. Brian Aldiss familiar Agatha Christie once said about her methods: "She was finishing the book until the last chapter, and then chose the most unlikely of suspects and, returning to the beginning, reworked some points to frame him."
According to Christie's, from childhood to old age she dreamed the same dream: a man with a chopped off hands and a terrible person. She called him a man-killer, though he did not killed anyone in his sleep.
In the photo: a writer with his grandson Matthew
6. During the Second World Agatha Christie wrote two stories - "Curtain" (Curtain) and "Sleeping Murder" (Sleeping Murder), which were to be the last book about Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, two of its most popular characters. At the request of both Agatha Christie books were hidden in a bank vault and had to come out into the light, when Agatha Christie will not be able to write.
The stories were published in 1974, when a writer 84 years ...
7. The film "Murder on the Orient Express" was the only film adaptation of the works of the writer, which Agatha Christie was fully satisfied. In particular, she said that the performance of Albert Finney role of Hercule Poirot, was closest to the literary character created by it. Agatha Christie traveled a lot, and the novel, taken as the basis of this film, was written in Istanbul, where the writer came to stay with her husband.
In the photo: Agate with her second husband Max
8. Agatha Christie was married twice, first husband, she gave birth to a daughter, Rosalind. The second time she married quite late, and the husband was younger than her fifteen years. He was an archaeologist, and Agatha often joked that his wife archaeologist must be much older than her husband, to interest him.
9. Her books published sold over two billion copies and have been translated into 103 languages of the world. Agatha Christie has become a symbol of Great Britain, its masterpieces are the most published after the Bible and Shakespeare.
Agatha Christie also set a record for the maximum number of theatrical works, and her play "The Mousetrap" (Mousetrap) was first staged in 1952 and is still continuously demonstrated on the stage in London.
10. Agatha Christie is the author of many great sayings, the most famous of which was: "Freedom is worth it to fight for it."