The Secret History (from The Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Of The Goldfinch)

By (author) Tartt Donna
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By (author) Tartt Donna
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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.


''Everything, somehow, fit together; some sly and benevolent Providence was revealing itself by degrees and I felt myself trembling on the brink of a fabulous discovery, as though any morning it was all going to come together---my future, my past, the whole of my life---and I was going to sit up in bed like a thunderbolt and say oh! oh! oh!''

Under the influence of a charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at a New England college discover a way of thought and life a world away from their banal contemporaries. But their search for the transcendent leads them down a dangerous path, beyond human constructs of morality.

''Haunting, compelling and brilliant'' The Times

''Irresistible and seductive'' Guardian

''Enthralling... Forceful, cerebral and impeccably controlled'' New York Times

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The Secret History succeeds magnificently ... A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment ... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled
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So irresistible and seductive it''s almost a guilty pleasure
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A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read
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Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She''s dense, she''s allusive. She''s a gorgeous storyteller
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Takes my breath away
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Brilliant and compulsive
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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
Biographical note
Donna Tartt is the author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, andThe Goldfinch. Her work has been published in forty languages and her third novel, The Goldfinch, was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
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Author By (author) Tartt Donna
Date Of Publication May 27, 1993
EAN 9780140167771
Contributors Tartt Donna
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
Languages English
Country of Publication United Kingdom
Width 130 mm
Height 196 mm
Thickness 30 mm
Product Forms Paperback / Softback
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Weight 0.440000
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