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The Secret History

by Donna Tartt

eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

The Secret History Synopsis

A misfit at an exclusive New England college, Richard finds kindred spirits in the five eccentric students of his ancient Greek class. But his new friends have a horrific secret. When blackmail and violence threaten to blow their privileged lives apart, they drag Richard into the nightmare that engulfs them. And soon they enter a terrifying heart of darkness from which they may never return.

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The Secret History Press Reviews

A thriller in the Daphne du Maurier vein, Tartt's debut novel charts the death of innocence among a group of over-privileged New England students. The narrator, Richard Papen, is easily seduced by the snobberies of the classics school at Hampden College, Vermont but - vainly - tries to hold firm against debauchery and murder. (Kirkus UK)

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ISBN: 9780140167771
Publication date: 01/07/1993
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780140167771
Publication date: 1st July 1993
Author: Donna Tartt
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 640 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Donna Tartt

Donna Tartt was educated at the University of Mississippi and Bennington College. She lives in Mississippi and New York City.Photograph © Timothy Greenfield  

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