The Secret History
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, and they discover how hard it can be to truly live and how easy it is to kill . . .
Sophie Baker manages the translation rights for The Secret History
The audio rights are handled by Liz Farrell.
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A beautifully written story, well-told, funny, sad, scary, and impossible to leave alone until I finished. . . . What a debut! John Grisham
Powerful . . . Enthralling . . . A ferociously well-paced entertainment. Michiko Kakutani
New York Times Full Review
A smart, craftsman-like, viscerally compelling novel.
Tartt's voice is unlike that of any of her contemporaries. Her beautiful language, intricate plotting, fascinating characters, and intellectual energy make her debut by far the most interesting work yet from her generation.
Donna Tartt has written a mesmerizing and powerful novel. Jay McInerney
Beautifully written, suspenseful from start to finish.
As a profoundly serious examination of remorse and its effects ... this book is as moving as it is insightful. As a murder mystery it is one of the best I have ever read. But as a first novel it takes my breath away, it is so accomplished. Ruth Rendell
The Secret History tells the story of a group of classics students at an élite American college, who are cerebral, obsessive and finally murderous ... it is a haunting, compelling and brilliant piece of fiction.