The Secret History

Tartt, Donna

Published by Alfred A. Knopf, 1992
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First edition, stated. The author's debut, which has been followed by "The Little Friend" and "The Goldfinch." Bound in glossy illustrated boards with a clear acetate dust jacket designed by Barbara de Wilde and Chip Kidd. Former owner name on front endpaper, else unmarked; spine slant; front corners, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $23.00); some scratches and rubbing but no tears; Mylar protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Donna Tartt, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her most recent novel, The Goldfinch, established herself as a major talent with The Secret History, which has become a contemporary classic.

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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Product Description: The first novel by Donna Tartt, author of  the National Bestseller The Goldfinch, The Secret History is a contemporary classic.

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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Title: The Secret History
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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