1939 COVER ONLY Saturday Evening Post AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Agatha Christie
COVER ONLY. This is the first part of the serialized novel And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie, copyright 1939. In the 1930s, Christie’s novels first appeared in serialized form in the Saturday Evening Post. This is part 1 of a 7 part serialization of the novel, with illustrations by Henry Raleigh. This listing includes ONLY the front cover of the magazine in a clear sleeve with a canvas behind it for support.
Agatha Christie was an English detective novelist and playwright. She wrote some 75 novels, including 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections. Christie is perhaps the world's most famous mystery writer and is one of the best-selling novelists of all time. And Then There Were None was described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. The book is the world's best-selling mystery, and with over 100 million copies sold is one of the best-selling books of all time. The most famous line in the novel is:
"Two little Soldier Boys sitting in the sun; One got frizzled up and then there was one. One little Soldier Boy left all alone; He went out and hanged himself and then there were none."
It was first published in the United Kingdom in 1939 with a racist epithet in the title. It referenced the poem above, which appears throughout the novel and is a major plot element. Many schools have found this novel to be problematic and banned it from the approved reading list for students. If you're a collector of controversial literature and love great mysteries, you'll want to have this Agatha Christie magazine cover in your library.