Agatha Christie, Endless Night

Amy Lee (The Open University)
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According to the memoirs of her second husband Sir Max Mallowan,

Endless Night

was one of Christie’s favourite works, because of its depiction of a character, Michael Rogers, at a moral crossroads between good and evil, having to choose which path to follow. Like

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd

(1926), arguably the novel which first made Christie’s name,

Endless Night

has a first-person narrator who turns out to be the murderer.

At the beginning of the narrative, Michael Rogers, a twenty-two-year old chauffeur, wonders how he should start telling his story, for he muses that very often the end is also the beginning and the beginning already contains the ending. But he chooses to start his tale on the day when he comes to Kingston Bishop and attends the auction of a Victorian house, called

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Citation: Lee, Amy. "Endless Night". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 October 2003 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=5361, accessed 12 June 2024.]

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