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The Turn Of Screw Cla
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  • Published: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141967707
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

The Turn Of Screw Cla


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'The apparition had reached the landing half-way up and was therefore on the spot nearest the window where, at the sight of me, it stopped short'



The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil in the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the idea that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care.



Includes a new introduction by David Bromwich examining the novel's dark ambiguity.
%%%'The apparition had reached the landing half-way up and was therefore on the spot nearest the window where, at the sight of me, it stopped short'
The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil in the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the idea that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care.
Includes a new introduction by David Bromwich examining the novel's dark ambiguity.

  • Pub date: 3 October 2011
  • ISBN: 9780141967707
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook

About the Author

Henry James

Henry James was born on 15th April 1843 in Washington Place, New York to a wealthy and intellectual family and as a youth travelled between Europe and America and studied with tutors in Geneva, London, Paris, Bologna and Bonn. He briefly and unsuccessfully studied law at Harvard but decided he preferred reading and writing fiction to studying law. His first novel, Watch and Ward, was published in 1871 after first appearing serially in Atlantic Monthly. After a brief period in Paris, James moved first to London and then later to Rye in Sussex. He became a British citizen in 1915 to declare his loyalty to his adopted country as well as to protest against America's refusal to enter the war on behalf of Britain. Henry James was a prolific writer and critic and from around 1875 until his death he maintained a strenuous schedule of publications in a variety of genres: novels, short story collections, literary criticism, travel writing, biography and autobiography. He died in 1916.

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