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Agatha Christie
1921 The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie First Edition Poirot Scarce
The Bodley Head, 1921. Condition: Good. Click here to see our other books! The Mysterious Affair at Styles Agatha Christie 1921 The Bodley Head : London 7.5" by 5.5" [8], 9-296pp SUMMARY A smart first edition of the first novel by the queen of Crime Fiction, Agatha Christie. Not only is this Christie's first novel, but it is the first appearance of her much loved Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot. An Important Work,First Edition,Publishers' Original Binding Overall Condition: Very Good This book weighs 0.75 KG when packed Australia Postage: £ Free UK Postage: £ 3.99 US Postage: £ 19.99 EU Postage: £ 15.99 European Postage: £ 16.99 Asia Postage: £ 21.99 Worldwide Postage: £ 25.99 DESCRIPTION Christie wrote this novel in the middle of the First World War, in 1916 and was inspired by the Belgian soldiers she tended to during the First World War, and the Belgian refugees she saw in Torquay. In addition to this her knowledge was improved by the poisons she encountered whilst working for the Voluntary Aid Detachment during the war. This was its first publication in the United Kingdom on 21 January 1921. Prior to this, the manuscript was rejected by Hodder and Stoughton in addition to Methuen. A very bright copy of this first edition,first impression. A very scarce work. 'The Mysterious Affair at Styles' introduces Poirot, Inspector Japp and Arthur Hastings. Poirot is a refugee of the Great War and is settling into his new life. The story is told in first person by Hastings. With the image of a fragment of the will to page 67, a map of the house to page 42, a plan of Mrs Inglethor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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