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Agatha Christie. By: Brittney Hummel. Modern Age. Free schooling for everyone There were social welfare programs Cold war just ended Women were allowed to vote also allowed to have jobs. World War I !. World War 1, it started in August 1914 and ended in November 1918

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Agatha christie

Agatha Christie

By: Brittney Hummel

Modern age
Modern Age

  • Free schooling for everyone

  • There were social welfare programs

  • Cold war just ended

  • Women were allowed to vote

  • also allowed to have jobs

World war i
World War I !

  • World War 1, it started in August 1914 and ended in November 1918

  • Seven Million died and Five Million were injured

  • Some poets Write during this time period

World war i cont

One poet was Robert Graves

He was Born in 1895 and died in 1985

Beauty in Trouble Beauty in trouble flees to the good angel On whom she can rely To pay her cab-fare, run a steaming bath, Poultice her bruised eye; Will not at first, whether for shame or caution, Her difficulty disclose; Until he draws a cheque book from his plumage, Asking her how much she owes; (Breakfast in bed: coffee and marmalade, Toast, eggs, orange-juice, After a long, sound sleep - the first since when? - And no word of abuse.) Loves him less only than her saint-like mother, Promises to repay His loans and most seraphic thoughtfulness A million-fold one day. Beauty grows plump, renews her broken courage And, borrowing ink and pen, Writes a news-letter to the evil angel (Her first gay act since when?): The fiend who beats, betrays and sponges on her, Persuades her white is black, Flaunts vespertilian wing and cloven hoof; And soon will fetch her back. Virtue, good angel, is its own reward: Your dollars were well spent. But would you to the marriage of true minds Admit impediment?

Robert Graves

World War I Cont….

The new writing
The New Writing

  • E.M Foster (1879-1970)

  • Major influence was T.S Elliot (1888-1965)

  • He was a British citizen he try to construct new classism .He also wrote pomes

  • James Joyce Novel brought attention to new literature

  • All these writers work dealt with the affect from the War


Agatha Christie is a very famous Author who has changed many people lives. Even though it was very tough for her to get where she did, she still tired no matter what the situation was, never giving up and letting people discourage her

About agatha
About Agatha

  • Her Full name is Agatha May Clarissa Miller

  • Born 1890 in Devon England

  • Born to the Parents of Fredrick and Clara Miller

  • Her Dad died when she was 11 due to 32 minor heart attacks


  • She did not attend school until she was sixteen

  • She attended school in Paris where she studied music

  • She looked to music to express who she was

How writing got started
How Writing Got Started

  • Her mom had introduced her to writing

  • Her mom loved mysteries and was curious about the unknown

  • Agatha got her great ideas from these kind of stories

The beginning of her life
The Beginning Of Her Life

  • She Married at the age of 24

  • She married a flight pilot named Archibald Christie

  • They had a child together named Rosalind

  • In 1914 He joined WWI

  • Agatha wanted to help in the War

  • She worked as a Nurse in the Pharmacy

Her first piece and more
Her First Piece And More

  • Working there inspired her to write Mystery Novels

  • Most of her books were based on times during the War

  • She Wrote 80 mystery novels

  • Some of the novels where come tell me now, The Hollow and The Body In The Library

  • She sold over two billion copies in forty five different languages

  • Only thing to ever out sell her is Shakespeare and the Bible

Pen name
Pen Name

  • Agatha faced prejudice, publishers denied her eight times. So she wrote under a pen name

  • She wrote under her grandfathers name Nathaniel Miller

Breaking point
Breaking Point

  • Her mom died at the age of seventy-two

  • Her Husband was leaving her for another mistress

  • To deal with this situation she disappeared


  • She had came up missing they had found her car crashed by a small lake near her house

  • Over fifteen thousand people were looking for her

  • They had found her in a hotel where she was staying the whole hiding from everyone and the world

Back on her feet
Back On Her Feet

  • She remarried on September 11,1936 to a man named Max

  • From this new Marriage she had wrote more books

  • She wrote a book Murder In The Mesopotamia. That dealt with where her and Max settled.

  • Also wrote Death On the Nile and Holiday for Murder

Helping out
=] Helping Out =]

  • World War II was just starting and Agatha wanted to help out again. Since Max was away for war she had opened up her house as a children’s shelter

Becoming famous
Becoming Famous

  • Her books and plays she wrote starting appearing on television

  • 1950 she reached her Highest popularity. Radio and television gave her so much fame that she was the most read writer worldwide


  • She wrote a autobiography to let people know about her life and the hard times she faced growing up during the modern age. She wanted people to know what really happenedduring her disappearance and why she disappeared

  • She has also wrote a special book that she had dedicated to her husband Max and her daughter Rosalind.

Passed away
Passed Away

  • Before she passed away Queen Elizabeth named her Dame of the British Empire in 1871

  • She died January 12, 1976

  • She was buried in a small Church

  • Publisher had a quote that truly described who she was “Posed in the supreme measure one mark of literary greatness’

  • Agatha once said “The happy people are failures because they are on such good terms with themselves they don’t give a damn.”