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First editionFirst US edition, 1940

And Then There Were None

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Also called
Ten Little Indians

First publication
1939

Literature form
Novel

Genres
Crime, mystery

Writing language
English

Author's country
England

Length
Approx. 53,500 words

And Then There Were None

THE NOVEL | THE TEXT | THE MOVIES

Notable lines

First line

In the corner of a first-class smoking carriage, Mr. Justice Wargrave, lately retired from the bench, puffed at a cigar and ran an interested eye through the political news in the Times.

Passages

"Many homicidal lunatics are very quiet, unassuming people. Delightful fellows."

There was nothing hidden in this house, nothing concealed. It had no atmosphere about it. Somehow, that was the most frightening thing of all….

Last lines

When the sea goes down, there will come from the mainland boats and men. And they will find ten dead bodies and an unsolved problem on Indian Island.

THE NOVEL | THE TEXT | THE MOVIES