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The Secret History
by Donna Tartt

Published: 1992-09-11
Paperback : 576 pages
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Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.

Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric ...
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Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.

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

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What roles do Art and Beauty play in The Secret History?
To what lengths does each character go to achieve Art and Beauty, and why do you think it most important to Henry in particular?
by DeanyBeany (see profile) 07/14/14

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  "The Secret History "by bclarkgreene (see profile) 11/22/17

Reading this book for the third time just convinced me that it is still my favorite Donna Tartt novel. I had a different perspective on the book as I read it for the second time for a book club. I was... (read more)

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