The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
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
*The inspiration behind Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor*
Discover Henry James's most famous and terrifying story in an edition which also includes a unique selection of his best loved 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' Oscar Wilde
Praise for The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
[James] is the most intelligent man of his generationT. S. Eliot
The Turn of the Screw is the most hopelessly evil story that we have ever read in any literature, ancient or modernIndependent
A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little taleOscar Wilde
Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetryGraham Greene
It really does turn your blood coldColm Tóibín
Technically, he is extraordinarily brilliant, and stylistically he's wonderfulDavid Lodge
We are afraid of something unnamed, of something, perhaps, in ourselves... Henry James...can still make us afraid of the darkVirginia Woolf