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The Turn Of The Screw : Everyman Paperback Classics - Henry James

The Turn Of The Screw

Everyman Paperback Classics

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Published: 15th September 1993
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James's chilling ghost story of innocence and evil

One summer a young governess is sent to take charge of Miles and Flora, two beautiful, charming orphans living in a country house. But silence covers their past. Then the servants reappear who, before they died, had looked after the children. As winter closes in, the young governess struggles to keep her charges from the unnatural influences which they seem strangely to desire.

Terror makes this a ghost story, while uncertainty makes it horrifying. Are the apparitions the governess' invention? And if so, does the evil lie not in the children, but in love–sick young women– and in adult society itself?

The most comprehensive paperback edition available, with introduction, notes and chronology of James Life and times

The turn of the screw : the complete text in cultural context
Introduction : biographical and historical contextsp. 3
Cultural documents and illustrationsp. 121
Photograph of Henry James and William Jamesp. 122
Children and servantsp. 123
It is the worst thing in the world to leave children with servantsp. 123
The Victorian governessp. 128
The introductionp. 128
The occupation of governess is sought merely through necessityp. 128
Many were the daughters of clergymenp. 133
There is a strong prejudice against governessesp. 134
She is perfectly incompetent for her taskp. 135
Our governess left us, dear brotherp. 137
Apparitions and demonic possessionp. 139
Illustrationp. 139
Four illustrationsp. 140
A sufficient number of clear and well-attested casesp. 144
Common-sense persists in recognizing ... a single natural groupp. 146
The haunted housep. 149
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ISBN: 9780460872997
ISBN-10: 0460872990
Series: Everyman Paperback Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 139
Published: 15th September 1993
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition