The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486266842
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Widely recognized as one of literature's most gripping ghost stories, this classic tale of moral degradation concerns the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. The story begins when a governess arrives at an English country estate to look after Miles, aged ten, and Flora, eight. At first, everything appears normal but then events gradually begin to weave a spell of psychological terror. One night a ghost appears before the governess. It is the dead lover of Miss Jessel, the former governess. Later, the ghost of Miss Jessel herself appears before the governess and the little girl. Moreover, both the governess and the housekeeper suspect that the two spirits have appeared to the boy in private. The children, however, adamantly refuse to acknowledge the presence of the two spirits, in spite of indications that there is some sort of evil communication going on between the children and the ghosts. Without resorting to clattering chains, demonic noises, and other melodramatic techniques, this elegantly told tale succeeds in creating an atmosphere of tingling suspense and unspoken horror matched by few other books in the genre. Known for his probing psychological novels dealing with the upper classes, James in this story tried his hand at the occult — and created a masterpiece of the supernatural that has frightened and delighted readers for nearly a century.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540573551
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The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a novella written by Henry James. The story, a part of gothic and ghost story genres. Due to its original content, The Turn of the Screw became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader.

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781770482555
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In 1898, Henry James wrote a novella that would become one of the most famous and critically discussed ghost stories ever written, The Turn of the Screw. Three other examples of James’s tales of the supernatural, “The Altar of the Dead,” “The Beast in the Jungle,” and “The Jolly Corner,” are included in this edition. These texts reveal on both the thematic and narrative levels James’s deepest concerns as a writer. The texts in this edition are all drawn from the New York Edition of James’s works. The introduction traces the extensive critical debate around The Turn of the Screw, and situates the texts in contemporary discussions of the supernatural. Appendices include material on the tales’ reception, James’s writings on the supernatural, and the study of the supernatural in the nineteenth century.

Benjamin Britten The Turn of the Screw

Author: Patricia Howard
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521283564
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This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The opening chapters by Vivien Jones and Patricia Howard deal with the literary source of the opera Oames's novella), the structure of the libretto, and the technique by which a short story was transformed into an opera. The central chapter, on the musical style and structures of the opera, includes an account of the composition process deduced from early sketches of the work by John Evans, an analysis of the unique form of the opera with a more detailed examination of the last scene by Patricia Howard, and an account of the significance and effect of the orchestration by Christopher Palmer. Finally, Patricia Howard traces the stage history of the work, from its initial reception in Venice in 1954, through some seminal reinterpretations in the 1960s to its present established position in the repertoire. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822215547
Format: PDF, Kindle
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THE STORY: Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned c

The Turn of the Screw Annotated Includes Essay and Biography

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Golgotha Press
ISBN: 1610426940
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Turn of the Screw is a departure in a sense for Henry James it is a ghost story rather than a story of Americans and Europeans involved in romantic struggles. The Turn of the Screw begins in an old house on Christmas Eve where an old man tells a ghostly tale involving his sister's governess who saw ghosts many years ago. The governess had been left in the complete charge of two children, Miles and Flora, by their uncle. He wants nothing to do with them and tells her she must deal with any issue that arises.

James s The Turn of the Screw

Author: Leonard Orr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826424325
Format: PDF
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A concise, authoritative but very readable guide to The Turn of the Screw, offering students a guide to contexts, language, criticism and reading the text.