The Secret History: From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch (Paperback)Donna Tartt (author)
- 10+ in stock
An acknowledged modern classic, The Secret History endures as a cerebral yet addictive masterwork. 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: 436 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 27 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
You may also be interested in...
Tartt is officially the queen of darkness with this book!
It is about the dis-functional relationship between a close knit group of college students and inevitably- i say that due to the strange nature of the... More
“The Secret History”
I read this book more than thirteen years ago when it was first published and thought it was the best book I had ever read. I still maintain this opinion today. I can think of no higher praise than that. It is a book... More
This compelling novel goes to show what happens when smart people do bad things. Employing an agile yet rich prose, Tartt characteristically creates a atmosphere of deep suspense and intrigue. Keying the dynamics of... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.