The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories: The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, The Friends of the Friends and The Jolly Corner (Paperback)
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The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories: The Romance of Certain Old Clothes, The Friends of the Friends and The Jolly Corner (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages / Published: 04/10/2007
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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.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099511236
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 16 mm


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A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale -- Oscar Wilde
It really does turn your blood cold -- Colm Toibin
Technically, he is extraordinarily brilliant, and stylistically he's wonderful -- David Lodge
Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry -- Graham Greene
[James] is the most intelligent man of his generation -- T. S. Eliot

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“Really unsettling ghost story”

Henry James has a very individual style of writing which makes reading his works not always easy. Despite that caveat I do not hesitate to recommend the Turn of the Screw. The story revolves round the unnerving and... More

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