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The Turn of the Screw

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  • Sales Rank:765,342
  • Format:Kindle eBook
  • Language:English (Published)
  • Media:Kindle Edition
  • Pages:158
  • Publication Date:June 16, 2012
  • ASIN:B008F02GKE

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Synopsis

Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was a writer born in America who traveled Europe for much of his younger life before settling in England. James is best known for novels dealing with morals and psychological drama, as well as works such as The American, which is about an American’s interactions with Europeans in Europe.

This edition of James’ The Turn of the Screw includes a Table of Contents.

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The story starts conventionally enough with friends sharing ghost stories 'round the fire on Christmas Eve. One of the guests tells about a governess at a country house plagued by supernatural visitors. But in the hands of Henry James, the master of nuance, this little tale of terror is an exquisite gem of sexual and psychological ambiguity. Only the young governess can see the ghosts; only she suspects that the previous governess and her lover are controlling the two orphaned children (a girl and a boy) for some evil purpose. The household staff don't know what she's talking about, the children are evasive when questioned, and the master of the house (the children's uncle) is absent. Why does the young girl claim not to see a perfectly visible woman standing on the far side of the lake? Are the children being deceptive, or is the governess being paranoid? By leaving the questions unanswered, The Turn of Screw generates spine-tingling anxiety in its mesmerized readers.
Synopsis

Henry James (15 April 1843 – 28 February 1916) was a writer born in America who traveled Europe for much of his younger life before settling in England. James is best known for novels dealing with morals and psychological drama, as well as works such as The American, which is about an American’s interactions with Europeans in Europe.

This edition of James’ The Turn of the Screw includes a Table of Contents.


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