Donna Tartt's The Secret History is the original American
campus novel. When Richard Papen joins an elite group of clever misfits
at his New England college, it seems he can finally become the person
he wants to be. But the moral boundaries he will cross with his new
friends - and the deaths they are responsible for - will change all of
their lives forever. The Secret History recounts the terrible
price we pay for mistakes made on the dark journey to adulthood.
About The Author
Donna Tartt was educated at the University of Mississippi and Bennington College, and is the author of a second novel, The Little Friend. She lives in Mississippi and New York City.
The Bellwether Revivals, part The Secret History and part Brideshead Revisited, is a literary mystery about beauty, music and faith set in academia and is garnering good reviews overseas. If literary thrillers are your thing, you will want to know about Waiting for Sunrise by William Boyd as well as new comer Howard Cunnell's The Sea on Fire which which is a brilliantly suspenseful story about a man torn between responsibilities to his family and the freedom of the open water. The Virgin Cure is set in the dark underbelly of New York in the 1870s and centres around a slum child sold into servitude.
Series: Popular Penguins
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 1st September 2008
Dimensions (cm): 18.2 x 11.2
Weight (kg): 18.2