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Old 02-03-2009, 03:43 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by tompe View Post
Isn't this a spolier for the book?

I really do not like that old books are not published under the original title. For me reading an old book is much more then just reading the text. I want to place it in its historical context. And it the title is wrong that becomes impossible.
It's only a spoiler if you consider that titles like "Murder on the Orient Express" are also a spoiler .

"Ten Little Niggers" (and yes, I am going to use the original title because that's what it was called) has had a slightly unfortunate title history. After that title became "unacceptable" in, I think, the 1960s or 70s, it was republished as "Ten Little Indians". Then that name became "politically incorrect" too, so it was renamed yet again to "And Then There Were None". Let's hope it has more luck with that title, because it's one of Christie's best.
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