The Secret History

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Vintage Contemporaries, 2004 - Fiction - 559 pages
Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.

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 forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.
 

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User Review  - Ma_Washigeri - LibraryThing

Started badly. The voice telling the tale is not attractive. Reading it in an american accent (Arlo Guthrie) does improve the tone but slows down the reading - and I did want to finish this quickly ... Read full review

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Donna Tartt's novel "The Secret History" is a hard book for me to rate. I actually enjoyed the story as it unfolded, but if I started to think about it too much, it sort of unraveled for me. (If you ... Read full review

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Donna Tartt won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent Novel. The Goldfinch Her novelsl The Secret History and The Little Friend were also international bestsellers. She was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College.

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