The Secret History

The Secret History

Author: Donna Tartt

Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

ISBN: 0140167773

Category: College students

Page: 659

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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.'A haunting, compelling and brilliant piece of fiction' The Times'So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure' GuardianUnder 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.'Enthralling . . . image the plot of Dostoyevsky's 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' The New York Times'Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. She's dense, she's allusive. She's a gorgeous storyteller' Stephen KingDonna 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.

The Secret History
Language: en
Pages: 659
Authors: Donna Tartt
Categories: College students
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK)

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.'A haunting, compelling and brilliant piece of fiction' The Times'So irresistible and seductive it's almost a guilty pleasure' GuardianUnder the influence of their charismatic classics
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Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Leonora Sansay
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-11 - Publisher: Broadview Press

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Language: en
Pages: 603
Authors: Jonathan Black
Categories: Secret societies
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 640
Authors: Philip Shenon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-29 - Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Matt MacNabb
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-30 - Publisher: Pen and Sword

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