> Skip to content

A chilling new collection of Henry James's short stories exploring the uncanny, edited by Susie Boyt.

'There had been a moment when I believed I recognised, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep'

'I see ghosts everywhere', wrote Henry James, who retained a fascination with the supernatural and sensational throughout his writing career. This new collection brings together eight of James's tales exploring the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, 'The Turn of the Screw', a work saturated with evil, in which a fraught governess becomes obsessed that malicious spirits are menacing the children in her care. The other masterly works here include 'The Jolly Corner', 'Owen Wingrave' and further tales of visitations, premonitions, madness, grief and family secrets, where the living are just as mysterious and unknowable as the dead.

With an introduction and notes by Susie Boyt
General Editor Philip Horne

Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    February 12, 2018

    Penguin Classics (UK Adult)

    320 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    October 26, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Henry James

Daisy Miller And Other Tales
Henry James Autobiographies: A Small Boy and Others/Notes of a Son and Brother/The Middle Years/Other Writings: Library of America #274
The Figure In The Carpet
The Turn Of The Screw And The Lesson Of The Master
A Portrait Of A Lady
The Wings Of The Dove
Daisy Miller And The Turn Of The Screw
The Turn Of Screw Cla
The Turn Of The Screw
The Beast In The Jungle
The Lesson Of The Master
The Coxon Fund
English Journeys
The Europeans
Wings Of The Dove
The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
Daisy Miller
Washington Square
The Other House
The Ivory Tower
New York Stories Of Henry James
Mod Lib The Bostonians
The Turn Of The Screw And The Aspern Papers
Mod Lib The Wings Of The Dove


The Emperor's Revenge
The Dinner Party
Blood Sisters
Before The Rains
The Merchant Of Prato
In The Castle Of My Skin
Tom Clancy's Duty And Honour
The Happy Reader - Issue 9
Maigret's Mistake
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals
Assassin’s Creed: Heresy
The Purple Swamp Hen And Other Stories
Three Daughters Of Eve
To Be Continued
Modern Lovers
Dead To Me
The Turner House: A Novel
Rose's Vintage
Break The Skin