Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller Research Paper

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Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller was born on September 15, 1890 in the town of Torquay in Devon, England, the youngest of three brothers from a wealthy family. Daughter of an American father and granddaughter of a British Army Captain, she received her early education at home at the hands of their parents and the 16 years old, she studied at a school in Paris, where she was involved in singing, dancing and playing the piano. At a young age she was an avid reader of Arthur Conan Doyle, being fanatical about the character; Sherlock Holmes. She also liked reading the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Anna Katherine Green and GK Chesterton. During World War II she took up nursing and worked as a nurse in a hospital and then a Red Cross clinic, knowing different …show more content…

It is one of the most representative exponents of the detective genre, why was attributed her the nickname "Queen of Crime", who then sold two billion copies of her works and was translated into 103 languages. Successes granted to enter the Guinness Book of World Records as "one of the best - selling authors", being surpassed only by the Bible and the works of English playwright William Shakespeare. She was raved for her novel “The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” and her reputation was on a growing success, Geoffrey Bewley mentions, “Still, between the world wars she counted as only one strong runner in a very strong field. She was an impressive performer, but so were a dozen or fifty others. She delivered quantity as well as …show more content…

It was with these stories that began as a writer, although very little is known about them because when publishing their novels about these detectives were dulled. For 15 years he published under this pseudonym without anyone knowing it was her. Novels like “The Giant Bread” and “Unfinished Portrait” were some of her works. In her biography he admits that under that pseudonym wrote the book that managed to satisfy completely, was based on the portrait of a woman and was titled "Away from you this spring"

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