Christie

Christie

[kris-tee]
Christie, Dame Agatha, 1890-1976, English detective story writer, b. Torquay, Devon, as Agatha Mary Clarissa Miller. Christie's second husband was the archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan, and she gained much material for her later novels during his excavations in the Middle East. An extraordinarily popular author, Christie wrote over 80 books, most of them featuring one of her two famous detectives; Hercule Poirot, an egotistical Belgian, and Miss Jane Marple, an elderly spinster. Her novels, noted for their skillful plots, include The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), Murder on the Orient Express (1934), Death on the Nile (1937), And Then There Were None (1940), Death Comes as the End (1945), Funerals Are Fatal (1953), The Pale Horse (1962), Passenger to Frankfurt (1970), Elephants Can Remember (1973), and Curtain (1975); her plays include The Mousetrap (1952), one of the longest-running plays in theatrical history, and Witness for the Prosecution (1954). Christie also published novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott. She was named Dame Commander, Order of the British Empire, in 1971.

See her memoir, Come, Tell Me How You Live (1944, repr. 2001).

Agatha Christie, 1946.

(born Sept. 15, 1890, Torquay, Devon, Eng.—died Jan. 12, 1976, Wallingford, Oxfordshire) British detective novelist and playwright. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, the eccentric Belgian detective who would appear in about 25 novels. The elderly spinster Miss Jane Marple, her other principal detective figure, first appeared in Murder at the Vicarage (1930). Most of her approximately 75 novels, such as Murder on the Orient Express (1933; film, 1978), were best-sellers; translated into 100 languages, they have sold more than 100 million copies. Her plays include The Mousetrap (1952), which set a world record for longest continuous run, and Witness for the Prosecution (1953; film, 1958). She was married to the eminent archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan (1904–78).

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Agatha Christie, 1946.

(born Sept. 15, 1890, Torquay, Devon, Eng.—died Jan. 12, 1976, Wallingford, Oxfordshire) British detective novelist and playwright. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles (1920), introduced Hercule Poirot, the eccentric Belgian detective who would appear in about 25 novels. The elderly spinster Miss Jane Marple, her other principal detective figure, first appeared in Murder at the Vicarage (1930). Most of her approximately 75 novels, such as Murder on the Orient Express (1933; film, 1978), were best-sellers; translated into 100 languages, they have sold more than 100 million copies. Her plays include The Mousetrap (1952), which set a world record for longest continuous run, and Witness for the Prosecution (1953; film, 1958). She was married to the eminent archaeologist Sir Max Mallowan (1904–78).

Learn more about Christie, Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa) with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Christie is a census-designated place (CDP) in Adair County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 166 at the 2000 census.

Geography

Christie is located at (35.949018, -94.647545).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²), of which, 7.8 square miles (20.1 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.26%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 166 people, 65 households, and 52 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 21.4 people per square mile (8.3/km²). There were 70 housing units at an average density of 9.0/sq mi (3.5/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 58.43% White, 0.60% African American, 30.12% Native American, and 10.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 15.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.1% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.5% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 107.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $19,063, and the median income for a family was $27,656. Males had a median income of $25,893 versus $17,143 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,268. About 17.8% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under the age of eighteen and 28.0% of those sixty five or over.

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