Biography Of Agatha Christie

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Agatha Christie: Queen of Crime
Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, Devon, England on September 15th, 1890. She was the daughter of Frederick Alvah Miller and Clarissa Margaret Miller (Agatha Christie). Her father was an American who dwindled in stockbroking, but unfortunately died when Agatha was the age of eleven. (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). Her mother “Clara” was the daughter of a British army captain. Agatha was the youngest child and had one elder brother and one elder sister. Her elder brother, Louis Montant Miller, was ten years older and her elder sister Margaret Frary Miller was eleven years older (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). Agatha spent her childhood alone while her brother and sister were at school, and this isolation led to her extensive imagination (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). She never received a formal education but was taught by her parents and nurse (Magill 94-97). Agatha Christie was able to teach herself the ability of reading by the age of five (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). At the age of sixteen, she received her first formal education in Paris. She learned about singing and piano (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). Later at the age of twenty five, Christie began contemplating the idea of being an author. She was told by her sister that she was incapable of writing, and this is what inspired her to start writing books (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). In the year 1914, Agatha Christie married Archibald Christie whom she met while working as a nurse at the hospital (Agatha Christie). Archie and Agatha went on to have their only child, Rosalind Hicks, who was born on August 5th, 1915 (Agatha Christie’s Biography, Luzmore). This experience in the medical fi...

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... structure (Agatha Christie - Her Method of Writing, Luzmore). Agatha Christie used a simplistic variety of language, one that everyday people could understand. She was repetitive with her ideas, rather than attempting to introduce new vocabulary (Agatha Christie - Her Method of Writing, Luzmore). Christie’s novels depended heavily on the dialogue they contained. This is the reason she used language that was easily comprehensible. The solution of the murders relied on the reader’s interpretation of the character’s dialogue (Agatha Christie - Her Method of Writing, Luzmore). If Christie used an extensive vocabulary in her books, the reader would be focusing on the challenging words instead of the important part, the plot. Agatha Christie’s unique style of writing gave her popularity of her time. She revolutionized the crime genre and changed it for future generations.
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