The Secret History

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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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FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOLDFINCHTruly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt’s bestseller The Secret History is a remarkable achievement – both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. ______________________________________

‘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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Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9780140167771

Author

Tartt, Donna

Publisher

Penguin Books

Binding

Paperback

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