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AGATHA CHRISTIE 1890-1976
. Agatha Miller was born on September 15, 1890 in Torquay, Devon, in the South West England to the family of well to do American migrants Frederick Alvah Miller and Clara Boehmer. She was the third child in the family.
Interesting facts about Agatha Christie The manuscript of ‘The Mysterious Affair at Styles’ was rejected by six publishers before it was published. For her first story Agatha received 25 pounds. The books of Christie were adapted 27 times into films. Agatha Christie wrote not only detective stories but also romances, she published them under the name Mary Westmacott.
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle was born on May 22, 1859, in Edinburgh, Scotland Conan Doyle is most famous as the inventor of Sherlock Holmes, but he had a varied career as a writer, journalist and public figure. Arthur Conan Doyle was a famous British writer best known by the series of books about Sherlock Holmes. At the same time he led a medical career and supported spiritualism.
Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle The first story that he wrote was “The Mystery of Sasassa Valley”. He created it under the influence of his favourite writers’ works. At that time he admired E. A. Poe and B. Harte. The same year he wrote “The American Tale” which was published in “London Society” journal. In 1880
JULES VERNE 08.02.1828 - 24.03.1905 French author whose writings laid much of the foundation of modern science fiction.
Verne's novels were enormously popular throughout the world; one in particular, the grippingly realistic Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingt jours (1873; Around the World in Eighty Days, 1873), generated great excitement during its serial publication in Le Temps and remained one of his most popular works. From 1872 he lived in Amiens. In 1892 he was made an officer of the Legion d'Honneur. A number of successful motion pictures have been made from Verne novels, starting in 1916 with Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (remade in 1954 by Walt Disney), The Mysterious Island (1929 and 1961), From the Earth to the Moon (1958), Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959), and, perhaps the most popular, Around the World in Eighty Days (1956).
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