I like to read books. Literature
helps us to live in this world and we learn a lot from books. Lately
I have been interested in English
literature very much. English books teach us to understand the English language
the way Englishmen speak. Such books as "Romeo and Juliet" by William
Shakespeare help us to understand things which appeared to be very simple in
this life. When I have read this book I have looked at these things on the
other side. And Mark Twain, Reduard Kipling, Agatha Christie.
Their books at times I read at the
night secretly from the parents been covered myself with a blanket. And I can name
Today I will want tell you about
Agatha Christie. Agatha Christie is known all over the world as the Queen of
Crime. She wrote 78 crime novels, 19 plays and 6 romantic novels under the name
of Mary Westmacott. Her books have been translated into 103 foreign languages.
She is the third best-selling author in the world (after Shakespeare and the
Bible). Many of her novels and short storys have been filmed. The Mousetrap,
her most famous play, is now the longest-running play in history.
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay,
Devonshire. She was educated at home and took singing lessons in Paris. She
began writing at the end of the First World War. Her first novel, The
Mysterious Affair at Styles, was published in 1920. That was the first appearance
of Hercule Poirot, who became one of the most popular private detectives since
Sherlock Holmes. This little Belgian with the egg-shaped head and the passion
for order amazes everyone by his powerful intellect and his brilliant solutions
to the most complicated crimes.
Agatha Christie became generally
recognised in 1926, after the publishing of her novel The Murder of Roger
Ackroyd. It's still considered her masterpiece. When Agatha Christie got tired
of Hercule Poirot she invented Miss Marple, a deceptively mild old lady with
her own method of investigation. Her last Poirot book, Curtain, appeared
shortly before her death, and her last Miss Marple story, Sleeping Murder and
her autobiography were published after her death.
Agatha Christie's success with
million of readers lies in her ability to combine clever plots with excellent
character drawing, and a keen since of humor with great powers of observation.
Her plots always mislead the reader and keep him in suspense. He cannot guess
who the criminal is. Fortunately evil is conquered in her novels. Agatha
Christie's language is simple and good and it's pleasant to read her books in
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