The Secret History

The Secret History

Donna Tartt

First Sentence:     The snow in the mountains was melting and Bunny had been dead for several weeks before we came to understand the gravity of our situation.

Back of the book:

Truly deserving of the accolade Modern Classic, Donna Tartt’s novel The Secret History is a remarkable achievement – both compelling and elegant, dramatic and playful.

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 normal morality their lives are changed profoundly and for ever.

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Last Sentence:     I watched his back receding down the long, gleaming hall.