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Some are born to sweet delight Some are born to endless night When penniless Michael Rogers discovers the beautiful house at Gypsy’s Acre and then meets the heiress Ellie it seems that all his dreams have come true at once But he ignores an old woman’s warning of an ancient curse and evil begins to stir in paradise As Michael soon learns Gypsy’s Acre is the place where fatal “accidents” happen


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  1. says:

    Endless Night Agatha Christie Every night and every morn Some to misery are born Every morn and every night Some are born to sweet delight Some are born to sweet delight Some are born to endless night WILLIAM BLAKEThe story begins with Michael telling us about his time as a chauffeur and how he met the architect Rudolph Santonix He plans to one day have a house built by Santonix Michael is walking along a village road near the Gipsy's Acre property one day when he meets Ellie a wealthy heiress who wants to escape from her world of snobby friends begging relatives and restrictive financial advisors As it turns out Ellie had purchased Gipsy's Acre before they met they decide to marry and build a house at Gipsy's Acre acre with Santonix The newlywed couple decide to go around the village meeting its residents but are threatened by an old gypsy woman Mrs Lee who warns them and instructs them to leave because of a curseEllie sustains an injury and invites her companion Greta Andersen over to stay with them Ellie begins to worry about Mike and Greta as they get into heated arguments While at lunch with Major Philpot Mike begins to worry about the fact that Ellie has not yet joined them after going out horse riding The next day they find Ellie dead and having sustained no apparent injuries the local police determine that Ellie died of shock likely induced when she encountered Mrs Lee Ellie also had a heart condition Michael travels to America to attend Ellie’s funeral with her family and collect the inheritance While there he hears that Mrs Lee has been found dead in a uarry and Claudia Hardcastle one of Ellie’s friends from the village has also died whilst out riding After Ellie's funeral Mike goes to visit Santonix on his deathbed Right before Santonix dies he screams “You should have gone the other way” Feeling disturbed by this Mike returns to the UK on a sea voyage to give him time to reflect نخستین خوانش ماه ژانویه سال 2001میلادیعنوان شب بی پایان؛ نویسنده آگاتا کریستی میلر؛ مترجم رکسانا یغمائی؛ شیراز، نوید شیراز، 1370؛ در 169ص؛ موضوع داستانهای پلیسی کارآگاهی از نویسندگان انگلیسی سده 20معنوان شب بی پایان؛ نویسنده آگاتا کریستی میلر؛ مترجم مجتبی عبدالله نژاد؛ تهران، هرمس کارآگاه، 1380؛ در 278 ص؛ شابک 9647100485؛ چاپ دوم 1384؛ چاپ سوم 1387؛ شابک 9789647100489؛ چاپ پنجم 1393؛ هر شبانگاه و هر سپیده دمانپا گذارند مردمی به جهانکه بود سهمشان غم و حرمانهر شبانگاه و هر سپیده دمانپا گذارند مردمی به جهانعده ای را نصیب شادی و شور، عده ای را شبان بی پایانویلیام بلیک چاپ نخستین از این داستان «شب بی پایان»، اثر «آگاتا کریستی»، در سال 1967میلادی، و در 224ص، در «کلوب کالینز کرایم» «لندن» بوده است؛ داستان جوانی به نام «مایکل روجرز» را بازگو می‌کند، که با دختر ثروتمندی آشنا شده، و با او ازدواج می‌کند؛ پس از ازدواج، «مایکل» و همسرش، خانه‌ ای متعلق به دوره ی «ویکتوریا» را خریداری می‌کنند؛ خانه‌ ای که به نظر مردمان منطقه، زمین‌های اطرافش «کولی آباد» نام گرفته؛ و نفرین شده است؛ ؛نقل از آغاز متن آغاز من در انجام من است؛ عبارتی است که بارها از زبان مردم شنیده ام؛ درست هم به نظر میرسد؛ ولی راستی به چه معناست؟ آیا نقطه بخصوصی هست که بتوان بر آن انگشت گذاشت و گفت «ماجرا همه از این روز آغاز شد، از این لحظه بخصوص و در این جای بخصوص و با این حادثه بخصوص؟»؛ ماجرای من شاید از آنجا آغاز شد که چشمم به آگهی فروش افتاد، که بر دیوار فروشگاه «جورج اَند دراگون»، نصب بود و خبر از فروش مزایده ای ملک قیمتی و ارزشمند «بروج» میداد، و ضمن توصیف جزئیات مساحت آن به میل و فرلانگ، با تصویری کاملاً ایده آل از عمارت «بروج» همراه بود؛ تصویری که شاید مال نخستین سالهای احداث آن در حدود هشتاد تا صد سال پیش بود؛ کار خاصی نداشتم؛ همین طور در خیابان اصلی کینگستون بیشاپ، که دهکده ای است کاملاً بی اهمیت و معمولی، قدم میزدم و وقت تلف میکردم، چشمم به آگهی فروش افتاد؛ چرا؟ دست تقدیر در کار طرح دسیسه ای بود، یا سهم مرا از شادی و خوشبختی به من ارزانی داشت؟ هر طور که خواستید حساب کنیدیا شاید بتوان گفت که ماجرا همه از زمانی آغاز شد که «سانتونیکس» را دیدم و با او حرف زدم؛ میتوانم چشمهایم را ببندم و گونه های شاداب و چشمهای براق، و حرکت دستهای قوی، و در عین حال ظریفش را، که نقشه ها و نقشه نماهای خانه ها را رسم میکرد و میکشید، ببینم؛ مخصوصا یکی از آن خانه ها که خانه ای فوق العاده زیبا بود و داشتنش برای من رویایی بود؛آرزوی داشتن خانه ای، خانه ای زیبا و قشنگ، خانه ای که هرگز امید داشتنش را نداشتم، همان روزها بود که در من بیدار شد؛ رویای شاد و مسرّت آوری مشترک میان ما بود، خانه ای که سانتونیکس برای من میساخت، اگر چندان عمر میکرد؛ خانه ای که در خیالاتم با دختری که دوستش میداشتم در آن زندگی میکردم؛ خانه ای که مثل قهرمانان قصه های پریانِ کودکان، هر دو باید «از آن پس شاد و خوشبخت» در آن زندگی میکردیم؛ همه هم خیالات، همه هم پوچ، ولی بیانگر بیدار شدن آرزویی در من بود؛ آرزوی داشتن چیزی که هرگز احتمال داشتنش را نداشتمیا اگر این داستانی عشقی است ــ که شک ندارم که هست ــ پس چرا از آنجا آغاز نکنم که چشمم به «اِلی» افتاد، که در پناه درختان صنوبرِ «کولی آباد» ایستاده بود؛ «کولی آباد»، آری؛ شاید بهتر آنست که از همان جا آغاز کنم؛ از لحظه ای که از جلو تابلوی فروش چرخیدم؛ درست همان لحظه ابری سیاه جلو خورشید را گرفته بود، و من کمی احساس سرما و لرز میکردم؛ با کمی بیخیالی از یکی از اهالی محل که به گونه ای سرسری مشغول چیدن علفهای چپری در همان حوالی بود پرسیدم ــ این خانه هه، «بروج» ، چه جور خانه ای است؟ هنوز چهره متعجب پیرمرد را که از گوشه چشم نگاهم کرد در خاطرم هست؛ گفت ــ ما بهش نمیگوییم «بروج»، بروج دیگر چه جور اسمی است؟ فینی کرد و ناخشنودیاش را نشان داد و گفت ــ سالها از زمانیکه کسانی در آن زندگی میکردند و به آن «بروج» میگفتند، میگذرد؛ دوباره فین کرد؛ پرسیدم که پس این خانه را چه مینامند، و او دوباره به آن شیوه ی عجیب و مخصوص دهاتیها، که نخواهند مستقیم و رودررو با تو سخن بگویند، چشمهایش را در صورت پیرِ چروکیده اش، از من چرخاند، و انگار که چیزی ببیند که من نبینم، از بالای شانه یا شاید از گوشه چشم نگاهم کرد و گفت ــ مردم این حوالی بهش میگویند «کولی آباد»؛ پرسیدم ــ چرا «کولی آباد»؟ ــ داستانی دارد؛ درست نمیدانم؛ هر کسی چیزی میگوید؛ بعد ادامه داد ــ به هر حال حوادثی اینجا رخ داده؛ ــ حادثه اتومبیل؟ ــ همه جور حادثه ای؛ این روزها بیشتر حرفِ حادثه اتومبیل است»؛ پایان نقل تاریخ بهنگام رسانی 15061399هجری خورشیدی؛ ا شربیانی


  2. says:

    In my end is just my beginningAfter reading A LOT of Agatha Christie novels in the past ENDLESS NIGHT I would have to say is one of her best and very different from her othersThe story is narrated by Michael Rogers a charming attractive young man who is a bit of a loner Michael is unsure about uite a few things in his life but there are two things he knows for certain He wants to be rich and he wants to find a lady and settle down Out for a walk one day he spots a Sale Bill for a house being auctioned off nearby Gipsy Acre and after exploring the property he adds another thing to his list This is where he wants to live There are a few small problems with his perfect plan The house is in shambles he has no money and he has been warned Gipsy Acre is cursed uite few who have lived therehave also died there The curse Michael dismisses right awayThe house is also not a problem Michael's only close friend Rudolf Santonix is an architect and Santonix has always promised that if money love and property ever became a reality in Michael's life he would build him the house of his dreamsAs luck would have it Michael meets Fenella Ellie Guteman a lovely wealthy heiress from America and everything else falls into place He has the girl money than he could have imagined and as Santonix promised a breathtaking house on Gipsy Acre but as the lovebirds settle into wedded bliss strange and frightening things start to happen and Michael starts to wonder if he will ever get his happily ever afterENDLESS NIGHT is a eerie little tale with a splendid twist and an unsettling conclusion If you are a Christie fan this is a must read


  3. says:

    I usually read Agatha Christie to unwind and although they always guarantee a highly enjoyable hour filled with chuckles and gasps there is an element of 'lightness' and dismissal involved Well that serves me right This book smacked the patronizing smirk right off my face and I'm drooling on the floor well and truly humbled Written lightly as always but for the first time the weight of evil the kind of evil that wears perfume goes shopping and is grumpy in the morning makes its presence softly sweetly known Yours truly is humbled chilled and very impressed


  4. says:

    Endless Night was one of Agatha Christie's own favourite novels and one which received the most critical acclaim on its publication in 1967 It is her 58th detective novel The title is a reference to William Blake's Auguries of InnocenceEvery night and every mornSome to misery are bornEvery morn and every nightSome are born to sweet delightSome are born to sweet delightSome are born to endless nightOne of the characters sings and plays this at pertinent points during the book and it becomes evident that it refers to two of the characters Endless Night has been filmed adapted as a play and also a graphic novel It featured in a TV series about Miss Marple in 2013 although the character of Miss Marple does not appear in the novel The novels featuring Miss Marple have uite a different feel so this is an odd inclusion Unusually for Agatha Christie Endless Night has a single viewpoint character who has a heavy presence in the novel as its narrator Michael Rogers is a working class lad whose origins seem to be from a poor but proud family with a strong work ethic which he does not share He cheerfully admits that he cannot stick to anything He is unsettled and lazy having had a variety of jobs He also appears to the reader to have a chip on his shoulder and is uite a many layered characterVery early on in the story we learn that he has fallen in love with a painting of a house and has idealised this in his mind to be a perfect house which he dreams of owning He also finds the perfect location for his house in a fictitious village called Kington Bishop near the town of Market Chadwell In one of his jobs he had worked for an architect Rudolf Santonix who has now become a friend He imagines Santonix designing his perfect dream house although he knows that acuiring it it is an impossibility Santonix knows of Michael's strange fantasies and his passion for the imaginary house When I was in a fanciful mood I used to think that piece of land had laid a spell upon you You were a man in love with a house that you might never own that you might never see that might never even be builtThe other main character in the story is almost Michael's complete opposite; a rich American heiress Funella or Ellie Guteman The two fall in love but it is as well to remember that this is Agatha Christie and not her romantic novelist alias Mary Westmacott so the course of true love is unlikely to run smoothThis is better written than some of Agatha Christie's novels The two main characters have far depth which the reader learns as the story develops Sometimes Agatha Christie piles on the characters in order to increase the complexity of the plot and they inevitably come across as flat stock types She will describe their appearance maybe name their job and a detail or two about their history and feel that she has done enough She tells us about them This novel is different and far better than her average fare as she reveals Mike and Ellie's characters through their experiences as told by Mike Also to some extent the characters of Ellie's close companion Greta Andersen his mother the lawyer and guardian Uncle Andrew Lippincott and the terminally ill architect Rudolf Santonix are fully fleshed out than usual But there are secondary characters the step mother Cora van Stuyvesant a friend Claudia Hardcastle a local bigwig God Major Phillpot the local witch Esther Lee and others who are akin to Christie's usual cardboard cutouts The plot itself is satisfying with at least two neat twists near the end to make the reader gasp Agatha Christie's strength as a writer is based almost entirely on her ingenious plots On publication the newspaper The Guardian commented the crashing not to say horrific suspense at the end is perhaps the most devastating that this surpriseful author has ever brought off And the novelist Robert Barnard calls it The best of the late Christies A splendid late floweringHowever the literary critic James Zemboy in his analysis of Agatha Christie's detective novels in 2008 says she was by then seventy seven years old and clearly in steep decline as a writer Endless Night is a silly story filled with unlikely events and dull characters not typical of Agatha Christie it is rather embarrassingStrong words indeed about uite an enjoyable read There are deliberate gothic overtones with the cursed land of Gipsy's Acre and the old woman Mrs Lee with her muttered premonitions of doom The land is thought to be unlucky because several accidents have taken place there particularly on the dangerous curved road approaching the house The talk of superstitious villagers resentful gypsies Mrs Lee with her dire warnings who Doesn't like the insides of houses Them as has got gipsy blood don't the young couple never being happy the threats against them and their kind the evil site which should never be built on; all these are themes which run throughout the story unsettling the reader and underpinning the story with a feeling of threat It is all pure hokum and the reader feels this is the author's deliberate intention but it is entertaining and fun I'd always known that I'd meet one day a beautiful woman I had met her I'd seen her and she'd seen me We'd come together A wonderful woman I'd known the moment I saw her that I belonged to her belonged to her absolutely and for always I was hers


  5. says:

    I am always sad when I think of this book Dame Agatha was already in decline due to dementia when in six short weeks she flowered this novel It is the last true Christie novel in the sense that it demonstrates her strengths clearly than her diminishing powers would ever allow again That is why I give it four starsThe story is unremarkable and in lesser hands would be a tedious oft told tale But stop a moment when you feel your eyes start to roll and hold this thought One of mystery fiction's greats like her work or not she was indeed a great writer wrote this her last lucid writing before sliding down a slope we all hope we'll never see up closeJoin The Guardian's group read if you have never read this tale before It is an experience best shared with fellow AgathansAnd I watched the Marple version againAWFUL BAD TERRIBLE BAD STOOPUD BAD


  6. says:

    Michael Rogersa working class manmeets Ellie Gutemana heiressThey get marriedand live at Gypsy's Acrea country houseThere isn't any happily ever after for themThere is supposedly a curse at Gypsy's AcreAnd thenthings go very wrongThe book gets bogged down in the middlebefore working its way to a violent climaxThis is a bit different compared to Christie's other booksbut still pretty good


  7. says:

    My thoughts on my re read loved my re read of this book I've considered it my favorite Christie read for years now but was long overdue for a re read Happy to report it's just as brilliant and chilling as I remember it


  8. says:

    This is a chilling stand alone novel by Agatha Christie Endless Night is uite different than Agatha Christie's Poirot or Marple series The story is narrated by the main character Micheal Rogers a young man with grandeur ideas but with no obvious means of attaining it He is fascinated with Gipsy's Acre a plot of land in rural England that is said to be cursed by the Gypsies who once lived there and who were driven awayWhile walking around the property that has come up for sale he meets an attractive young American woman Ellie A whirlwind of romance results in him marrying the very lovely and the rich heiress to a fabulous fortune They hired an architect to build their dream house at Gipsy's Acre But the land is cursed and soon a chain of tragedies struck the newlyweds like a very black cloudI uite enjoyed the inner monologue and the first person narration and about halfway through I was held in the grip of the most uneasy sense of creepiness that started colouring the story There were points in the book where I actually looked over my shoulder The suspense character development and smattering of clues that only made sense as such at the end all make for a superb edge of your seat portrayal of the inner workings of a mind gone horribly wrongIf you enjoy character development over plot happenings glimpsing into a personality driven by darkness and a book that will have you thinking about it days after you've finished then this is the novel for you Most of Agatha Christie's books can best be described as cracking thrillers But Endless Night almost has the feel of a ghost story or a horror tale A psychological thriller like I never expected


  9. says:

    This novel is uite different from any other work of Agatha Christie The beginning is slow and the reader has to make too much effort to stay glued It becomes increasingly difficult till first half of the novel to make sense of what is happening Then Christie's brilliance kicks in The last few pages are the best that I have ever read in any of Christie's novels A blockbuster novelIncidentally Bollywood flick Aar Ya Paar was loosely based on this novel


  10. says:

    ‘look here’ i said ‘people like to collect disasters that’s the way stories build themselves up about a place’ another murder mystery standalone involving a love story and a possibly cursed property buddy read with shannon there’s a couple of things in endless night that felt distinctly different from the usual in a agatha christie murder mystery first up the setting and imagery it’s reminiscent of gothic horror putting a strange but grand house at the forefront of the story; an architectural wonder dampened by an intense sense of forebodingsecondly the characters mike our narrator is a bit of a working class drifter whose voice sounds appropriately cavalier and casual he’s much characterized than the usual standalone narrator in a christie novel; even so thanks to the meandering style the story takeshe’s the perfectly rational guy for a spooky mystery and we spend a lot of time getting to know him before we meet the love of his life ellie she’s a rich girl from america who falls for this handsome stranger who’s enchanted by her rather than her moneyit all seems like a straightforward love story in which mike and ellie deal with the aftermath of a poor guy marries rich girl conflict various family members of ellie run to england to needle and judge mike who feels like a fish out of water when confronted with ellie’s intricate business dealings meanwhile the sense of dread remains and it isn’t until relatively late in the story when Things Start Happeningif i had to label it as anything i’d have to say that this is of a modern psychological thriller with gothic elements than a usual cozy murder mystery it’s an interesting angle to take though i did like christie’s writing in this a bit less than usual; it feels overly wordy and repetitive another complete opposite from what i usually expect from herthe reveal at the end because of course there is one is good and very well executed however coming off of having read many agatha christie books in a row i can’t help but feel i’ve seen elements of this story before albeit used or presented in a different way considering the amount of decades her career spans that’s not very strange and i think being your own best competition is a compliment in and of itselfalso a brief caveat of this book showing its age the house that plays a big part in this is built upon a property called ‘gpsy acre’ which is apparently haunted the book leans a lot into old and unfortunate stereotypes concerning the romani people which was very gratingbottom line entertaining and i had a good time reading it but it didn’t necessarily pop for me and it’s not one that i’m liable to remember when someone asks me about my favorite christie stories✎ 30 stars