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The Secret History

The Secret History

A ‘haunting, compelling, and brilliant'(The Times) novel about a group of students who, under the influence of their professor find their lives changed forever, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch

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 as they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill.

‘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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 2nd May 2013

Price: £6.99

ISBN-13: 9781405529631

Reviews

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