The Secret History

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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.

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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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Weight0.436 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 2.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

659

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.54 (edition:21)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K