The Secret History

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Is The Secret History a dark academia? The Secret History
one year ago | gizem

Is The Secret History a dark academia?

Yes, The Secret History is often considered a prime example of the "dark academia" genre.

Dark academia is a subgenre of literature and media that explores themes of intellectualism, obsessive study, and a fascination with death, the occult, and other dark subjects.

The Secret History fits this genre because it centers around a group of classics students who become involved in a murder and engage in dangerous and secretive rituals. The novel also explores themes of obsession, morality, and the power of the past, all of which are common themes in dark academia. The book's setting, a small liberal arts college in Vermont, also contributes to its dark academia vibe, as the characters are deeply immersed in the world of academia and intellectualism.