The Secret History

The Secret History : 25th anniversary edition

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A Hay Festival and The Poole VOTE 100 BOOKS for Women Selection

Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt's cult bestseller The Secret History 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 for ever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 27mm | 438g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 25th anniversary ed.
  • 024198288X
  • 9780241982884
  • 12,827

Review quote

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 * Brilliant and compulsive * Evening Standard * Takes my breath away -- Ruth Rendell Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller -- Stephen King A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read * Vanity Fair * So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure * Guardian * The Secret History succeeds magnificently ... A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment ... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled * New York Times *
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About Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Secret History and The Little Friend, which have been translated into thirty languages, and The Goldfinch.
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241,245 ratings
4.08 out of 5 stars
5 41% (100,100)
4 35% (84,047)
3 17% (40,194)
2 5% (12,304)
1 2% (4,600)
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