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.

Donna Tartt—The Secret History

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