Donna 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.
THE SECRET HISTORY
FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOLDFINCH
Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt’s bestseller The Secret History is a remarkable achievement – both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.
‘What we did was terrible, but still I don’t think any of us were bad, exactly; chalk it up to weakness on my part, hubris on Henry’s, too much Greek prose composition – whatever you like.’
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 morality, their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.
The Secret History is a story of two parts; the chain of events that led to the death of a classmate – and what happened next.
Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS