The Secret History

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 19, 2011 - Fiction - 544 pages
INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER • A contemporary literary classic and "an accomplished psychological thriller ... absolutely chilling" (Village Voice), from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Goldfinch.

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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User Review  - Rose_F - LibraryThing

I actually think a better translator would have made this a better read. It just came across as very flat and simplistic in language. I liked the characters, and how they were set up, but the plot was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Waleni - LibraryThing

What an extraordinary surprise. I usually don't pick this kind of book, but the author had me since page number one. She inverted the mystery/thriller predictable plot of who murdered who, by making it completely new, from a completely new point of view. I felt that I was the murder all the time. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
4
Section 2
5
Section 3
7
Section 4
31
Section 5
44
Section 6
57
Section 7
98
Section 8
121
Section 24
279
Section 25
281
Section 26
283
Section 27
298
Section 28
303
Section 29
304
Section 30
306
Section 31
340

Section 9
125
Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
131
Section 13
144
Section 14
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Section 15
163
Section 16
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Section 17
224
Section 18
227
Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
270
Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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About the author (2011)

Donna Tartt was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and is a graduate of Bennington College. She is the author of the novels The Goldfinch and The Little Friend, Both of which are international bestsellers

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