The Turn of the Screw (Collins Classics)

The Turn of the Screw (Collins Classics)

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by Henry James
     
 

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘The place, with its grey sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theatre after the performance-all strewn with crumpled playbills.’Revered as one of the greatest ghost stories ever told, James’s The Turn of the Screw is an…  See more details below

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HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics.‘The place, with its grey sky and withered garlands, its bared spaces and scattered dead leaves, was like a theatre after the performance-all strewn with crumpled playbills.’Revered as one of the greatest ghost stories ever told, James’s The Turn of the Screw is an eerie Victorian masterpiece.When an inexperienced governess goes to work at Bly, a country house in Essex to look after a young boy Miles and his sister Flora, all manner of strange events begin to occur. The governess spots a ghostly man and woman around the grounds and is told by the housekeeper that the valet and previous governess haunt the house. It soon becomes clear that the children are inexplicably connected to these ghosts in some way and the young governess struggles to protect the children, although from exactly what, she is not sure.Exploring the psychological and sexual fears of an era, this ambiguous, suspenseful and anxiety-inspiring novella remains one of Henry James’s most well-known tales.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780007477548
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Series:
Collins Classics
Sold by:
HarperCollins Publishers
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
363,120
File size:
301 KB

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The Turn Of The Screw 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
CricketCK More than 1 year ago
This book follows the Gothic genre with its dark images and plot. I did not find the story frightening in the least; however, Henry James succeeded in captivating my attention. I could not put the book down because I wanted to know what would happen with the children next. Were these two kids naughty or possessed? You be the judge. :)
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