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The Secret History By Donna Tartt

The Secret History by Donna Tartt

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Summary

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.

The Secret History Summary

The Secret History: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOLDFINCH

Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt's bestseller The Secret History is a remarkable achievement - both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.
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'What we did was terrible, but still I don't think any of us were bad, exactly; chalk it up to weakness on my part, hubris on Henry's, too much Greek prose composition - whatever you like.'

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum existence of their contemporaries. But when they go beyond the boundaries of morality, their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.

The Secret History is a story of two parts; the chain of events that led to the death of a classmate - and what happened next.
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'So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure' Guardian

'Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller' Stephen King

'A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction . . . Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture' The Times

The Secret History Reviews

The Secret History succeeds magnificently ... A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment ... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled * New York Times *
So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure * Guardian *
A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read * Vanity Fair *
Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller -- Stephen King
Takes my breath away -- Ruth Rendell
Brilliant and compulsive * Evening Standard *
A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction ... Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture that owes much more to the nineteenth century than to the twentieth * The Times *

About Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages, and The Goldfinch.

Additional information

GOR000462269
9780140167771
0140167773
The Secret History: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1993-05-27
640
Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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