On 15 September, 1890 in the British County of Devon was born Agatha Miller — today we know it as a detective genius, one of the most popular authors of the twentieth century Agatha Christie. Her life was full of controversial and unusual episodes, many of which were embodied in the stories of the writer.
We offer to remember the bright moments of her life and creativity.
As often happens with talented people, Agatha suffered dysgraphia — the inability to write text. All her works were dictated.
The reason for writing the first novel in Agatha Christie was a dispute with her sister, who was a writer. The argument that it will be able to do something more worthwhile than a sister.
On the photo: Agatha Christie with your friends Original Agatha Mary Clarissa of Mallowan, nee Miller, was going to be published under the pseudonym Martin West or Martin gray, believing that the female author name detective may cause readers some prejudice, she later decided to leave the real name and the name of the first husband — Christie.
During the First world war, Agatha Christie worked as a nurse in a military hospital, then she went to work in a pharmacy, so is well versed in the poisonous substances. Possibly, because of the poisoning so often found in her mysteries.
1926 was one of the most difficult in the fate of Christie, then there was her mysterious disappearance. Her mother died, the brother became a drug addict, publishers did not like the novel "the Murder of Roger Ackroyd" in which the narrative was conducted on behalf of the killer, and to top it off her husband Archibald fell in love with another woman and demanded a divorce. Then Agatha went missing, she was looking for and even appealed to the other British master detective — Arthur Conan Doyle.
After some time, Agatha found in a small Spa town, where it seemed all like Theresa Neil. She was hurt pretty bad memory: she vaguely remembered her husband, could not remember the name of the daughter and sister learned only a few days.
Some believed that the writer specifically played the situation with his "loss" to avenge her husband.
Bryan Aldiss, a friend of Agatha Christie, once said of her methods: "She was writing a book until the last Chapter, then chose the most unlikely of suspects and, going back to the beginning, changed some moments to frame him."
According to Christie, from childhood to old age she dreamed the same dream: a man with stubby arms and terrible face. She called him a Man-killer, although in the dream, he never killed no one.
On the photo: the author with her grandson Matthew During the Second world war Agatha Christie wrote two short stories — "a Curtain" (Curtain) and "sleeping murder" (Sleeping Murder), which was supposed to be the latest books about Hercule Poirot and miss Marple, two of its most popular characters. At the request of Agatha Christie both books were hidden in a Bank vault and were supposed to go out when Agatha Christie can't write.
The stories were published in 1974, when the writer was 84 years old...
The film "Murder on the Orient Express" was the only adaptation of the works of women writers, of which Agatha Christie has been fully satisfied. In particular, she said that the performance by albert Finney Hercule Poirot was most close to her established literary character. Agatha Christie travelled a lot, and the novel, taken as the basis of this film, was written in Istanbul, where the writer came to rest with her husband.
On the photo: Agatha with her second husband max and Agatha Christie was married twice, first husband she had a daughter Rosalind. The second time she got married rather late, the husband was younger than her fifteen years. He was an archaeologist, and Agatha often joked that the wife of the archaeologist must be much older husband to his interest.
Her books are published with a circulation of over two billion copies and have been translated into 103 languages. Agatha Christie has become one of the UK characters, her masterpieces are the most published after the Bible and the works of Shakespeare.
Agatha Christie also set a record for the maximum number of theatrical productions, and her play "the Mousetrap" (Mousetrap) was first staged in 1952 and is still continuously demonstrated on the London stage.
Agatha Christie is the author of many great sayings, most famous of which was "Freedom is worth to fight for it".