The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History

Donna Tartt with Donna Tartt (Narrator)

fiction contemporary literary thriller dark mysterious tense slow-paced

22 hours, 3 minutes | first published 1992

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In this brilliant novel, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donna Tartt gives us a richly textured and hypnotic story of golden youth corrupted by its own moral arrogance.Richard Papen had never been to New England before his nineteenth year. Then he a...
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Summary of 50977 reviews

Moods

dark 95%
mysterious 82%
tense 63%
reflective 38%
emotional 32%
challenging 29%
sad 22%
adventurous 14%
funny 7%
informative 2%
inspiring 2%

Pace

slow 58%
medium 37%
fast 3%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Character: 38% | Plot: 8%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 33% | No: 22%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 50% | No: 34% | Yes: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 9% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 86% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 3%

Average rating

4.22

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