Press Release: And Then There Were None
Illustrated by David Lupton
‘The most colossal achievement of a colossal career’
Agatha Christie’s best-loved novel and the seventh best-selling book of all time is now available in a stunningly illustrated edition from The Folio Society. Ten people are invited to an island by a host that none of them has met. A recorded voice accuses each of them of a crime for which they were never punished. And then the dying begins. Cut off from the world, there is no escape from each other, orfrom themselves. And where no one is innocent, anyone might be the murderer, or the next victim…
In 1939, Collins Crime Club predicted that And Then There Were None would one day be recognised as the greatest detective story ever written. Nearly 80 years on, that extravagant claim has literally come true. Voted the ‘World’s Favourite Christie’, it remains the best-selling mystery with over 100 million copies sold.
Christie always claimed that her writing was ‘meant to be entertainment’ but And Then There Were None goes well beyond that, giving a disturbing insight into the psychology of guilt, the effects of relentless fear, and the true meaning of justice. It is no wonder that Agatha Christie described writing it as her greatest challenge and her proudest achievement.
This new edition is illustrated with 16 black and white illustrations by David Lupton, that perfectly evoke the threatening atmosphere and mutual suspicion of And Then There Were None – his figures are lost in their own thoughts and tortured by fear, alone even when they are together.
Three-quarter bound in cloth with a textured paper front board. Set in Bell with Kabel display. 248 pages. Black & white title page spread and 15 integrated black & white illustrations. Slipcased. 9˝ x 5¾˝.
UK£29.95 US $44.95 Can $59.95 Aus $59.95
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