The Secret History (Paperback)Donna Tartt (author)
Building an ever-darkening atmosphere of ominous tension, Donna Tartt’s ground breaking college-set thriller casts profound questions of morality and desire in a gripping reverse-murder mystery steeped in allusions to the ancient classics.
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.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 640
Weight: 440 g
Dimensions: 196 x 130 x 30 mm
The Secret History succeeds magnificently ... A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment ... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled - New York Times
So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure - Guardian
A huge, mesmerizing, galloping read - Vanity Fair
Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller - Stephen King
Takes my breath away - Ruth Rendell
Brilliant and compulsive - Evening Standard
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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