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The Secret History [uncorrected proof] by Donna Tartt - Paperback - 1st Edition - 1992 - from E C Books and

The Secret History [uncorrected proof]

by Donna Tartt

Condition: Near Fine/Very Good

London: Viking, 1992 Uncorrected advance proof copy in paperback of the english edition of Donna Tartt's debut novel, with enclosed letter dated 11 June 1992 from Viking's Publishing Director, recommending the book. The dustwrapper is in very good condition with slight wear at edges, and a small split at the top of the spine. It is in a removable protective wrap. The soft cover binding is in very good to near fine condition with some light vertical lines to spine where the book has been held open and some cocking to the front. Contents in near fine clean condition with some light spotting to top page edges.

The Secret History, the first novel by Mississippi-born writer Donna Tartt, was published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992. A 75,000 print order was made for the first edition (as opposed to the usual 10,000 order for a debut novel), and the book became a bestseller. Set in New England, The Secret History tells the story of a closely knit group of six classics students at a small, elite Vermont college, similar in many respects to Bennington College where Tartt was a student from 1982 to 1986.

  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032560
  • Title: The Secret History [uncorrected proof]
  • Author: Donna Tartt
  • Format/binding: Soft cover
  • Book condition: Used - Near Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1992
  • Keywords: donna tartt; secret history; secret history viking edition; uncorrected proof
  • Bookseller catalogs: Fiction;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall


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On Feb 13 2015, said:
  "The first book I read by Donna Tartt was her newest "Goldfinch" novel. When I completed it, I immediately went to purchase "The Secret History".

I really enjoyed this book. It's a thrilling sort of mystery laced with oddly endearing characters that you feel a closeness to despite their strange underlying coldness at times. Tartt hangs you by a thread most of the book, leaving you wondering what is going to happen next. It's tragic, beautiful and horrific. It's unique.

I am in Seattle and it's winter so we're in our overcast time. Reading this book was perfect for this time of year, even though based on the East coast, I could feel the atmosphere entirely. I highly recommend this book."
On Apr 23 2014, said:
  "Her characters stay with you after you have finished the book. I go back and read this book about twice a year and find some new little character aspect every time. "

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