The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, The Friends of the Friends and The Jolly Corner
The famous and terrifying story in an edition which includes a unique selection of Henry James’s ghost stories.
A young governess is sent to a great country house to care for two orphaned children. To begin with Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess starts to suspect that something is very wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the corrupt secrets of the house she becomes more and more convinced that something evil is watching her.
“A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale”
“It really does turn your blood cold”
“Technically, he is extraordinarily brilliant, and stylistically he's wonderful”
“Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry”
“[James] is the most intelligent man of his generation”
T. S. Eliot
“The Turn of the Screw is the most hopelessly evil story that we have ever read in any literature, ancient or modern”
“We are afraid of something unnamed, of something, perhaps, in ourselves... Henry James...can still make us afraid of the dark”