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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House
Publication date September 1, 1992
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780679410577
ISBN-10 0679410570
Dimensions 0.50 by 4.25 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $16.00
Other format details audio
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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 recalls, years after the fact, how he came to an upper-crust New England college -- yearning for a life of privilege and intellect -- and was amazed to find himself accepted by the school's ultimate inner circle, an exclusive Greek class. He is at first unaware of the shadow cast over this group by a past crime in which they all colluded. But then, slowly and inevitably, Richard and the others begin to believe in the necessity of murdering the one friend and classmate who might betray their secret...

Robert Sean Leonard has appeared in such films as Mr. and Mrs. Bridge and The Manhattan Project and was critically acclaimed for his performance in Dead Poets Society.

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
 
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.
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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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