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PDF Title: The Secret History
Book File Type: PDF Download / Read Online
PDF Author: Donna Tartt
Publication Date: Sep 03, 1992
Genre: Psychological thriller, Mystery
Audiobook : Yes
PDF Language: English

The Secret History by Donna Tartt is a psychological thriller set at a prestigious liberal arts college in Vermont. The story is narrated by Richard Papen, a transfer student who becomes enamored with a group of students studying ancient Greek under the tutelage of the charismatic and enigmatic Julian Morrow. Richard is eventually initiated into the group, which includes the wealthy and charming twins Charles and Camilla, the troubled but brilliant Henry, the reserved and introspective Francis, and the flirtatious and mysterious Bunny.

The novel explores themes of guilt, betrayal, and the corrupting influence of power. As Richard becomes increasingly entangled in the group's inner workings, he begins to uncover dark secrets and dangerous obsessions that lead to a shocking and tragic conclusion.

One of the most popular quotes from the book is "Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it." This quote reflects the novel's exploration of the destructive power of beauty and the idea that it can be both alluring and terrifying. Another notable quote is "It's a very Greek idea, and a very profound one. Beauty is terror. Whatever we call beautiful, we quiver before it. And what could be more terrifying and beautiful, to souls like the Greeks or our own, than to lose control completely?"

Released in 1992, The Secret History was a critical and commercial success, winning several awards and cementing Tartt's place as one of the most talented writers of her generation.

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