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The Secret History

Donna Tartt

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The phenomenal bestseller that has become a contemporary classic, now available for the first time in ebook in the UK. Under the influence of their professor, a group of clever students at an elite New England college find their lives changed for ever.

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.

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Praise for The Secret History

  • Enthralling. Imagine the plot of Crime and Punishment crossed with the story of Euripides' Bacchae set against the backdrop of Bret Easton Ellis's The Rules of Attraction. Forceful, cerebral and impeccably controlled . . . ferociously well paced . . . remarkably powerful - New York Times

  • 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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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, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch.

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