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The secret history

By: Tartt, Donna

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0140167773 / 9780140167771
Paperback
27/05/1993
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United Kingdom
Contemporary classics
18 cm 659 p.
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Reprint. Originally published: New York: Knopf; London: Viking, 1992.

THE BESTSELLER THAT DEFINED AN AGE'Everything, somehow, fit together; some sly and benevolent Providence was revealing itself by degrees and I felt myself trembling on the brink of a fabulous discovery, as though any morning it was all going to come together---my future, my past, the whole of my life---and I was going to sit up in bed like a thunderbolt and say oh! oh! oh!'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. 'Haunting, compelling and brilliant' The Times'Irresistible and seductive' Guardian'Enthralling...

Forceful, cerebral and impeccably controlled' New York Times

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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R 2003 The BBC Big Read Top 100
S 2003 BBC Big Read Top 100

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