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The Secret History Summary
Donna Tartt

Everything you need to understand or teach The Secret History by Donna Tartt.

  • The Secret History Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
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  • 30 The Secret History Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
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The Secret History Summary

Plot Summary

The Secret History by Donna Tartt is an intricate glimpse into the lives of six students at Hampden College in Vermont and the impressions of one of those students who arrives mid-way through the relationships of the others.

The six main characters are Richard Papen, a California native who wishes to get out of his home town and continue his studies in Greek, the only topic in which he feels comfortable; Henry Winter, a tall, handsome trust fund baby from the Midwest, who maintains a secretive and iconoclastic existence; Francis Abernathy, a gay trust fund baby who is tormented by his mother's addictions and new husband who is practically the same age as he; Camilla MacAulay, one half of fraternal twins from Virginia who is the most caring of the group; Charles MacAulay, the other fraternal twin from Virginia who becomes an alcoholic; and Edmund "Bunny" Corcoran, a...

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Study Pack

The The Secret History Study Pack contains about 44 pages of study material in 3 products, including:

The Secret History Study Guide

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The Secret History Lesson Plans contain 153 pages of teaching material, including:

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