Turn of the Screw

ISBN-10: 0486266842
ISBN-13: 9780486266848
Edition: 1991 (Reprint)
Authors: Henry James
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Description: One of literature’s most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature  More...

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Book details

List price: $3.00
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

One of literature’s most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do—a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty.

The turn of the screw : the complete text in cultural context
Introduction : biographical and historical contexts
Cultural documents and illustrations
Photograph of Henry James and William James
Children and servants
It is the worst thing in the world to leave children with servants
The Victorian governess
The introduction
The occupation of governess is sought merely through necessity
Many were the daughters of clergymen
There is a strong prejudice against governesses
She is perfectly incompetent for her task
Our governess left us, dear brother
Apparitions and demonic possession
Illustration
Four illustrations
A sufficient number of clear and well-attested cases
Common-sense persists in recognizing ... a single natural group
The haunted house

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