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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date October 1, 2002
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060518042
ISBN-10 0060518049
Dimensions 2.75 by 4.25 by 6 in.
Weight 1.20 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $39.95
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Richard Papen, a relatively impoverished student at a New England college, falls in with an exclusive clique of rich, worldly Greek scholars and soon learns the dreadful secret that keeps them together. Reprint
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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.

In this brilliant debut novel, 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 arrived at Hampeden College and quickly became seduced by the sweet, dark rhythms of campus life -- in particular by an elite group of five students, Greek scholars, worldly, self-assured, and at first glance, highly unapproachable.

Yet as Richard was accepted and drawn into their inner circle, he learned a terrifying secret that bound them to one another ... a secret about an incident in the woods in the dead of night where an ancient rite was brough to brutal life ... and lead to a gruesome death. And that was just the beginning ...



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780679410324
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (September 1, 1992)
9780679410324 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $27.95
About: A transfer student from a small town in California, Richard Papen is determined to affect the ways of his Hampden College peers, and he begins his intense studies under the tutelage of eccentric Julian Morrow
from Random House Inc (September 1, 1992)
9789990083354 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.75 × 1.75 in. | 1.75 lbs | List price $0.02
Paperback
Book cover for 9780804111355 Book cover for 9781400031702
 
Reprint edition from Vintage Books (April 1, 2004)
9781400031702 | details & prices | 559 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Richard Papen, a relatively impoverished student at a New England college, falls in with an exclusive clique of rich, worldly Greek scholars and soon learns the dreadful secret that keeps them together.
Reprint edition from Ivy Books (October 1, 1993)
9780804111355 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Richard Papen, a relatively impoverished student at a New England college, falls in with an exclusive clique of rich, worldly Greek scholars and soon learns the dreadful secret that keeps them together
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780060518042 Book cover for 9780679410577
 
The price comparison is for this edition
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (October 1, 2002)
9780060518042 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.00 × 2.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $39.95
About: A transfer student from a small town in California, Richard Papen is determined to affect the ways of his Hampden College peers, and he begins his intense studies under the tutelage of eccentric Julian Morrow.
from Random House (September 1, 1992)
9780679410577 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $16.00
About: A transfer student from a small town in California, Richard Papen is determined to affect the ways of his Hampden College peers, and he begins his intense studies under the tutelage of eccentric Julian Morrow.

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