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The Secret History


Richard Papen arrives at Hampden College in Vermont determined to leave behind his drab past and reinvent himself as a wealthy socialite. He meets a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Victoria L


by Victoria L on Feb 6, 2014

could not put this down, or when I just had to, could not stop thinking about it. Have now read all three of her books, and each had they same "hold" on me. I am not a big fan of novels, so I found this to be surprising. More


Wow, WOw and WOW!

by Catmaid on Nov 29, 2007

I have read this book many times and even bought an audio version.It brings to life the supposed "glamour" that many of us feel exists in elite prep schools.If we harbor any envy of students in such privileged curcumstances we find that it dissapates quickly as the sad and seedy undercurrent of their ... More



by Marloweian on Aug 30, 2007

Brilliant - worth hearing over and over again/ Having the author read the text is priceless and adds a great deal to an already excellent novel. Five stars plus. More


The Greatest Novel of the 20th Century

by bookgeek on Apr 3, 2007

To me, the best kinds of books are the ones that you can read year after year, and always find something new. A good book has to captivate you with it's plot and characters, while also dazzling your senses with it's style. That's why I think this may be the greatest novel of the 20th Century. I know ... More

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