History Characters / TheSecretHistory

7th Jun '17 7:39:15 PM LancelotG
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
--> Cloke Rayburn, a school friend of Corcoran's and one of those who first notified police, said that Corcoran "is a real straight guy——definitely not mixed up in drugs or anything like that."

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Becomes frantically worried that Bunny's disappearance has something to do with his own dealing activities, leading to this quote when he's interviewed for a paper:
--> Cloke ''Cloke Rayburn, a school friend of Corcoran's and one of those who first notified police, said that Corcoran "is a real straight guy——definitely guy—definitely not mixed up in drugs or anything like that.""''
7th Jun '17 7:36:24 PM LancelotG
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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial:
--> Cloke Rayburn, a school friend of Corcoran's and one of those who first notified police, said that Corcoran "is a real straight guy——definitely not mixed up in drugs or anything like that."
1st Feb '17 5:51:43 PM PaulA
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!The Clique

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!The [[foldercontrol]]

!!The
Clique



!Richard Papen



! Henry Winter



! Edmund "Bunny" Corcoran



! Francis Abernathy



! Charles Macaulay



! Camilla Macaulay



!Others

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!Others
!!Others



! Julian Morrow



! Marion



! Cloke Rayburn



! Judy Poovey
29th Jan '17 6:16:12 AM carmilla44
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* UnwantedHarem: Over the course of the novel, Camilla is an object of lust for Richard himself, Henry Winter [[spoiler: and even[[Twincest her own brother, Charles]].]] At one point in the novel it's implied that she may have rejected Bunny's advances.

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* UnwantedHarem: Over the course of the novel, Camilla is an object of lust for Richard himself, Henry Winter [[spoiler: and even[[Twincest even her own brother, Charles]].]] Charles]]. At one point in the novel it's implied that she may have rejected Bunny's advances.
29th Jan '17 6:15:04 AM carmilla44
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The novel's [[FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator narrator]]and a scholarship student at Hampden college.

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The novel's [[FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator narrator]]and narrator]] and a scholarship student at Hampden college.



* TheCameo: In an another Donna Tartt novel, ''Literature/TheGoldfinch''.



The only female member of the Clique and Charles' twin sister.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, at least in the first half of the book.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[SubvertedTrope at least that's what they appear to be in the first half of the book.book]].



* LoveMartyr: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].

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* LoveMartyr: For [[spoiler: her bother brother Charles]].



* UnwantedHarem: Over the course of the novel, Camilla is an object of lust for Richard himself, Henry Winter [[spoiler: and even[[Twincest her own brother, Charles]].]] At one point in the novel it's implied that she may have rejected Bunny's advances.



28th Jan '17 7:32:52 AM carmilla44
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* ExperimentedInCollege: In spite of his common refrain of {{Have I Mentioned I Am Heterosexual Today?}}, Richard is not only fascinated to an extent with same sex attraction but also occasionally becomes slightly more intimate than expected with some of his male friends in the classics group, which can be interpreted either as him having {{Experimented in College}} or being {{Ambiguously Bi}}.



* SixthRanger

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* SixthRangerSixthRanger: To the clique.



* UnreliableNarrator: By his own admission.

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* UnreliableNarrator: By his own admission. Richard's admiration and affection for the murder clique (though mostly Henry and Camilla) results in a picture of each of them that may not be entirely representative of who they truly are.



* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: By the end of the book, Henry has [[spoiler:accidentally killed a farmer, murdered Bunny, tried to kill Charles and was apparently planning something for Richard.]]



* [[spoiler:DrivenToSuicide: Henry's ultimate fate at the end of the novel.]]



* HeroicSacrifice



* CampGay: It's played straight in terms of his appearance (heck, he's even described as looking like Alfred Lord Douglas!) but downplayed with regards to his personality.



* MeaningfulName: [[{{AncientRome}} Camilla]] was also the sister of the [[{{SiblingTeam}} Horatii]], who [[{{CombatByChampion}} killed her fiance]].



* BrokenPedestal

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* BrokenPedestalBrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:After he finds out about Bunny's murder, he flees the school (and probably the country), never to be heard from again.]]
28th Jan '17 7:21:25 AM carmilla44
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The novel's [[{{FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator}}and a scholarship student at Hampden college.

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The novel's [[{{FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator}}and [[FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator narrator]]and a scholarship student at Hampden college.
28th Jan '17 7:20:35 AM carmilla44
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[[folder:The Novel]]
Characters found in the novel, ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'':
! Richard Papen

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[[folder:The Novel]]
Characters found in the novel, ''Literature/TheSecretHistory'':
! Richard Papen
!The Clique

[[folder:Richard Papen]]
!Richard Papen
The novel's [[{{FirstPersonPeripheralNarrator}}and a scholarship student at Hampden college.




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[[folder: Henry Winter]]







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[[folder: Bunny Corcoran]]







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[[folder: Francis Abernathy]]







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[[folder: Charles Macaulay]]







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[[folder: Camilla Macaulay]]




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!Others

[[folder: Julian Morrow]]





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[[folder: Marion]]




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[[folder: Cloke Rayburn]]




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[[folder: Judy Poovey]]




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[[folder:The Comic Book]]
Characters found in the Comic Book, ''ComicBook/TheSecretHistory'':
20th Jan '17 1:26:20 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}



** HandicappedBadass

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** * HandicappedBadass
23rd Jul '16 2:26:46 PM nombretomado
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Anyone who has ever heard BretEastonEllis speak (and knows that Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis know each other) can probably guess the inspiration for Bunny's way of (likely intentionally) being a conversational bull in a porcelain shop.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Anyone who has ever heard BretEastonEllis Creator/BretEastonEllis speak (and knows that Donna Tartt and Bret Easton Ellis know each other) can probably guess the inspiration for Bunny's way of (likely intentionally) being a conversational bull in a porcelain shop.
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