Secret History

Secret History

Paperback Vintage Contemporaries

By (author) Donna Tartt

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  • Publisher: Vintage Books
  • Format: Paperback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 30mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2004
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1400031702
  • ISBN 13: 9781400031702
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 5,919

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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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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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"The Secret History succeeds magnificently. . . . A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment. . . . Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled." "--The New York Times" "An accomplished psychological thriller. . . . Absolutely chilling. . . . Tartt has a stunning command of the lyrical." --"The Village Voice ""Beautifully written, suspenseful from start to finish." --"Vogue ""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" (London) "Her writing bewitches us. . . . The Secret History is a wonderfully beguiling book, a journey backward to the fierce and heady friendships of our school days, when all of us believed in our power to conjure up divinity and to be forgiven any sin." --"The Philadephia Inquirer ""Enthralling. . . . A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously wll-paced entertainment. . . . Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled." --"The New York Times Book Review" "A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read, pleasurably devoured. . . . .Gorgeously written, relentlessly erudite." -"Vanity Fair" " "

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Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievement--both 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 forever, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.