The Secret History

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Little, Brown Book Group, May 2, 2013 - Fiction - 544 pages

A 'haunting, compelling, and brilliant'(The Times) novel about a group of students who, under the influence of their professor find their lives changed forever, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch

Truly deserving of the accolade 'modern classic', Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievement - compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.

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

'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

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User Review  - Vulco1 - LibraryThing

Good book. I had read this one years ago. I remember it being a slow, cynical and heavy spiral into the lives of kids at a liberal arts college. I think it has a very Bret Easton Ellis and Great ... Read full review

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User Review  - lydia1879 - LibraryThing

How to even review this book, good Lord. We begin with Richard the narrator, being allowed into an elite group of students who study Greek with one single professor. Interestingly, Richard is an ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch.

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