The Secret History by Donna Tartt

A group of six classics students at a small, elite Vermont college, led by a charismatic professor, become entranced by the study of Greek culture and decide to recreate a Dionysian ritual, which ends in a tragic accident. The group, bound by their shared secret, begins to unravel as paranoia and guilt take hold. The novel explores themes of beauty and terror, the allure of the esoteric, and the destructive consequences of obsession.

The 221st greatest book of all time


Published
1992
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
523
Words
223,000
Original Language
English