Agatha Christie 's The Golden Age Crime Fiction

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Agatha Christie’s first published work was in 1920, but her forthcoming recognition in successful cryptic murder mysteries and suspensives drama within the mystery genre, places her among the great detective novelists and play wrights. Prompted by an inherited love for literature from her parents and always close nurse, Agatha Christie’s imagination stretched freely enabling her to become an eminency and well recognized writer in the golden age crime fiction literary movement. Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller, daughter of Frederick Alvah Miller and Clarissa Margaret Beohmer Miller, was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England. Agatha Christie was mainly home instructed, and thanks to her parents’ interest in educating her and her older siblings, she was able to accomplish great things. Breznau stated; “Christie was educated at home chiefly by her parents and her nurse. She taught herself to read before she was five and from then on was allowed to read any available book” (8). At a young age, Christie was knowledgeable of many historical and fictional narratives which added to her love for literature played an important part in her writing development.
In addition to been home schooled, McLure states; “At sixteen, Agatha went to Paris to study piano and singing. She became an accomplished pianist and was fluent in French” (7). Her exposure to a totally different culture and as to be expected, French literature, later resulted in her frequently use of French…
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