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Title:
A daughter's a daughter and other novels : A daughter's daughter, Unfinished portrait, The burden
Author:
Christie, Agatha, 1890-1976.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Minotaur, [2001]

©1952
Physical Description:
vi, 617 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Presents three novels by Agatha Christie, written under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott between 1930 and 1956, including "Unfinished Portrait, " "The Burden, " and the title work about a daughter's opposition to her mother's plan to remarry.
Language:
English
Contents:
Daughter's a daughter -- Unfinished portrait -- Burden.
ISBN:
9780312274726
Format :
Book

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Summary

Finally Available Again - Three Classic Novels by Agatha Christie writing as Mary Westmacott First published between 1930 and 1956, the six novels written by Agatha Christie under the name Mary Westmacott, regarded by some as the writer's finest work, show a very different side of her talent. What they share with her other fiction is Christie's gift for sharp observations about people, the ambitions that drive them, their relationships, and the conflicts that erupt between them. This omnibus edition brings together three of the Westmacott novels: A Daughter's Daughter: A daughter's opposition to her mother's plan to remarry threatens to destroy their relationship Unfinished Portrait: Bereft of three people she has held most dear, Cecilla must decide if she has the strength to come to terms with the past. The Burden: The burden of one sister's love for her younger sister - whom she's sworn to protect - has a drmatic effect on both their lives.


Author Notes

One of the most successful and beloved writer of mystery stories, Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born in 1890 in Torquay, County Devon, England. She wrote her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, in 1920, launching a literary career that spanned decades. In her lifetime, she authored 79 crime novels and a short story collection, 19 plays, and six novels written under the name of Mary Westmacott. Her books have sold over a billion copies in the English language with another billion in 44 foreign languages. Some of her most famous titles include Murder on the Orient Express, Mystery of the Blue Train, And Then There Were None, 13 at Dinner and The Sittaford Mystery.

Noted for clever and surprising twists of plot, many of Christie's mysteries feature two unconventional fictional detectives named Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Poirot, in particular, plays the hero of many of her works, including the classic, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), and Curtain (1975), one of her last works in which the famed detective dies.

Over the years, her travels took her to the Middle East where she met noted English archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan. They married in 1930. Christie accompanied Mallowan on annual expeditions to Iraq and Syria, which served as material for Murder in Mesopotamia (1930), Death on the Nile (1937), and Appointment with Death (1938).

Christie's credits also include the plays, The Mousetrap and Witness for the Prosecution (1953; film 1957). Christie received the New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for 1954-1955 for Witness. She was also named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1971.

Christie died in 1976.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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