FROM THE PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GOLDFINCH Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartts bestseller The Secret History is a remarkable achievement – both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful. ______________________________________ What we did was terrible, but still I dont think any of us were bad, exactly; chalk it up to weakness on my part, hubris on Henrys, too much Greek prose composition – whatever you like. 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 morality, their lives are changed profoundly and for ever. The Secret History is a story of two parts; the chain of events that led to the death of a classmate – and what happened next. ______________________________________ So irresistible and seductive its almost a guilty pleasure Guardian Donna Tartt is an amazingly good writer. Shes dense, shes allusive. Shes a gorgeous storyteller Stephen King A haunting, compelling, and brilliant piece of fiction . . . Packed with literary allusion and told with a sophistication and texture The Times