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  • Agatha Christie

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    Agatha Christie (full name Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller) was born in Torquay, England on September fifth, 1890. Agatha's father's name was Fredrick Miller, he was an American, and her mother's name was Clarissa 'Clara' Miller. Agatha had an older brother named Monty and an older sister, Margret. Margret received a formal education while Clara decided against that path for Agatha. Agatha taught herself to read at five years of age and the rest of her education came from governesses, tutors, and French

  • Anna Christie

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    located near the Thames River in New London, CT. Due to James O’Neill’s touring career in theatre, Eugene was sent away to attend Cath... ... middle of paper ... ...ons between the characters led the conflict of the play. Critics of the play Anna Christie question the claim that Eugene O’Neill wrote only one comedic play which was Ah, Wilderness!. They describe the play as melodramatic, “a bittersweet comedy” or as an “inchoate tragedy” which has taken on a “finely balanced approach” to comedy and

  • Agatha Christie

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    Agatha Christie: Queen of the Mystery Genre Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller of Torquay, Devon, England. Researchers debate on the year in which she was born, but it was September 15 in either 1890 or 1891. Her father was an American who lived with his British wife in Torquay. At the time, her parents did not realize that their daughter would one day become a famous English author, writing an insatiable amount of novels and plays. Her focus was mainly on the mystery

  • Agatha Christie

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    the murder mystery by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express, her style of writing can be described as one of Christie’s best works, having an international trend, and being a genius with detective fiction. Murder on the Orient Express was a great book and should be read by all. “Agatha Christie is the world’s best known mystery writer.'; (Harper) All of her novels are known around the world as being very excellent. No one has read a Christie murder mystery they have not

  • Agatha Christie

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    With over 4 billion copies of her novels sold, written in at least 56 different languages, only the Bible is known to have outsold Agatha Christie. With her series of 80 complex, plot-driven whodunits, Agatha Christie created a name for herself in the world of authors. Her many accomplishments include creating the only fictional character, Hercule Poirot, who had an obituary in the New York Times and having the longest running play in the world, The Mousetrap, with over 23,000 performances. She has

  • Agatha Christie

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    Christie was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay, Devon, England to Frederick Alvah Miller and Clarissa Margaret Boehmer. Her father was a wealthy American stockbroker and her mother was from a European family that had been under financial strain. Christie’s early years had a major impact on her life as she got older, and her ability to write unique stories with unexpected endings. Three of Christie’s most successful works were her novels The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Ten Little Indians, and

  • Anna Christie

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    Anna Christie and Mat Burke: two individuals who emigrated from Europe as children to become a couple. Mat Burke, a seaman, unsure of his own self worth, falls in love with the daughter of a Swedish coal barge captain. The daughter of Chris Christophson reveals that she was not a nurse, but a prostitute, who left Minnesota in hopes of recuperating from a recent brothel raid. She expects little from him, but finds that her father is repentant and wanting to make amends for the years he abandoned her

  • Agatha Christie

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    Agatha Christie is one of the most popular female writers of all time. She has written over ninety-six novels. She has written several plays, and seventeen of her novels have been made into major theatre productions; and even following the theatre productions they were then made into motion pictures. Christie is known widely as the “Queen of Crime”. Her work is very familiar to most literary scholars due to their complexity and the mystery of the book; it keeps you guessing the entire book up until

  • Essay On Christie Hefner

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    Christie Hefner: CEO of Playboy Enterprises Written by: Joel Stanfel Written for: Ruth Schaa Leadership Issues Monday, 2:00 pm Friday, April 18, 2014 Christie Hefner: CEO of Playboy Enterprises Christie Hefner, a year after graduating college, took over an over-extended Playboy Enterprises, and refocused its interests into more a profitable media based business again. With the use of her leadership style she was able to rejuvenate Playboy Enterprises to a likeness of its former glory. Also

  • Agatha Christie And Deception

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    ending. The only way one could provide such an abundant selection is with the use of deception. Agatha Christie has deceived her readers on purpose to present more plentiful probabilities for a conclusion. “No job is trickier or more critical than inventing ostensibly fair misdirection—that is, preserving some connection with plausibility while making many characters suspect. She (Agatha Christie) has perfected it.” (Wagoner, 2) Her skill has made her the most popular mystery author and now has over