The Secret History The Secret History

The Secret History

    • 4.2 • 191 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

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

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
2 May
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
544
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group
SELLER
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd
SIZE
1.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Missymelmo ,

Kept me hooked

Great reading, to describe the story it may sound depressing, but I didn't find it so, I would say more of a thriller waiting to read what was next. I would recommend!!

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Phenomenal read

5/5
This book delves into the precarious attitudes of five students who aspire to be like the Ancient Greeks, and from that we see a spiral of events into the murder of their friend Bunny. It is an incredible read if you focus on its intertextuality, references, and juxtaposition to follow along on why the murder happened and the reasoning for why the characters are the way they are. If you are simply plot-focused and feel as though you do not like plot-holes and need more “action” then this read probably isn’t for you. I would say it is a superb read if you take time to focus on the structure of the story and understand its context in order to really grasp the intensity of the murder and development we see from the characters. Absolutely phenomenal work from Tartt!

Sofi popki ,

First half is great

I really enjoyed the first half of the book but I found after halfway it slows down a lot and wasn’t that interesting

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