The Secret History

The Secret History

Paperback (27 May 1993)

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Synopsis

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

Book information

ISBN: 9780140167771
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 813.54
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Sales rank: 83
Number of pages: 659
Weight: 440g
Height: 131mm
Width: 196mm
Spine width: 29mm