The Secret History by Donna Tartt
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The Secret History Summary
Truly deserving of the accolade a modern classic, Donna Tartt's novel is a remarkable achievementboth compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.
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"Tartt's much bruited first novel is a huge rambling story that is sometimes ponderous, sometimes highly entertaining. Part psychological thriller, part chronicle of debauched, wasted youth, it suffers from a basically improbable plot, a fault Tartt often redeems through the bravado of her execution. ... In the final analysis, however, readers may enjoy the pull of a mysterious, richly detailed story told by a talented writer." - Publishers Weekly
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Donna Tartt Author Biography
Donna Tartt was born in 1963 in Greenwood, Mississippi. She was first published at the age of 13 in a Mississippi literary review. She enrolled in the University of Mississippi in 1981 where her writing caught the attention of writer Willie Morris. Based on his recommendation, she was admitted to a graduate short story course while still a freshman. At the suggestion of Morris and others she transferred to Bennington College in 1982, a private liberal arts college in Vermont.
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