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

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ISBN: 9780140167771 Author: Tartt, Donna Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd, PENGUIN GROUP Publication Date: 27th May 1993 Imprint: Penguin Books Cover: Paperback Pages: 659 Language: English Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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.

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

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