Turn of the Screw

ISBN-10: 039395904X

ISBN-13: 9780393959048

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Henry James, Robert Kimbrough, Deborah Esch, Joseph Warren, Jonathan Warren

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This volume presents the text of the New York Edition of James's classic 1898 short novel along with critical essays that readThe Turn of the Screwfrom contemporary reader-response, psychoanalytic, gender, and Marxist perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how several critical perspectives can be combined. As in the first edition, the text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. Two of the six essays are new to the second edition, as is a selection of cultural documents and illustrations.
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List price: $6.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814

Robert Kimbrough is Professor of English Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he has taught since he received his Ph.D. from Harvard. He is the author of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and Its Setting, Sir Philip Sidney, and numerous scholarly articles, and is the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Heart of Darkness and The Turn of the Screw.

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
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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