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The Secret History

By Donna Tartt
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Publisher Description

A READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK 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 a charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at a New England college discover a way of thought and life a world away from their banal contemporaries. But their search for the transcendent leads them down a dangerous path, beyond human constructs of morality.

“A remarkably powerful novel [and] a ferociously well-paced entertainment.... Forceful, cerebral, and impeccably controlled.” —The New York Times

1699 Reviews

Surprised Face with Open Mouth“That’s the book that leaves you with this bittersweet feeling after finishing it. Feels like I gave yourself completely to something and it was genuinely a thrilling journey but the ending lived me utterly bewildered. I was so full energy and and the same time lost after finishing it and that’s actually such an amazing feeling to finish a book with. This is strong 10/10 for me and it left me with so much thoughts that I couldn’t even put it back on the shelf for several days.”
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Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Read this bc of the internet- however I have zero regrets. She is so full of dark academia/angst/unreliable narrator and the most pretentious delulu characters you can find. I didn't think too crazy of it as I was reading it but I think about this book a lot since I finished it months ago? I know I'll pick this one up again. Cubitum eamus? What?... nothing”
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Slightly Smiling Face“Would definitely re-read and recommend to others. I think the objective of the book was met. was going to say something else but i forgot”
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Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“This book was what launched me back into reading. It made me fall in love again with books! The writing was beautiful, it made me feel like I was right there with the other characters! Suspenseful, dark and engaging the whole way through”
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About Donna Tartt

DONNA TARTT is the author of the novels The Secret History, The Little Friend, and The Goldfinch. Her work has been published in forty languages and her third novel, The Goldfinch, was awarded the Carnegie Medal and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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