The Turn of the Screw (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

The Turn of the Screw (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

by Henry James


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THE TURN OF THE SCREW, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James.

Due to its original content, the novella became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789176370650
Publisher: Wisehouse
Publication date: 11/15/2015
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 616,035
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Date of Birth:

April 15, 1843

Date of Death:

February 28, 1916

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

London, England


Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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The Turn of the Screw (Wisehouse Classics Edition) 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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LynnLD More than 1 year ago
Can these Children Be Saved? A young governess is hired to care for a young girl named Flora and her brother, Miles. Miles has been expelled from a prestigious school and never explains why he has been sent home. Over time, the governess who is the narrator along with the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose believe that the children are in contact and being controlled by the evil Peter Quint, a former resident and Miss Jessel, their former governess. The children have a sweet demeanor but at times their cunning ways are apparent. Will they be successful in extricating these children from these dark forces? Read Henry James’ popular The Turn of the Screw and see how things pan out!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This 140 page novella was about 100 pages too long.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You should read it