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The turn of the screw and other tales / Henry James ; edited by Kimberly C. Reed.

The turn of the screw and other tales / Henry James ; edited by Kimberly C. Reed.
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ISBN 9781551119113 (paperback)
1551119110
Author James, Henry, 1843-1916 author.
Title The turn of the screw and other tales / Henry James ; edited by Kimberly C. Reed.
Publisher/Date Peterborough, Ontario, Canada : Broadview Editions, [2010]
copyright2010
Pagination etc. 298 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Broadview editions
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references: p. 295-298.
Contents note Machine generated contents note: The tales -- "The altar of the dead" -- "The beast in the jungle" -- "The jolly corner" -- The turn of the screw -- Appendix A: The ghostly tales: Inspiration and reception -- 1. From Henry James, a small boy and others (1913) -- 2. From Henry James Sr., Society the redeemed form of man (1879) -- 3. From William James, The varieties of religious experience (1929) -- 4. From Henry James, Letter to Mary Walsh James (26 March 1870) -- 5. From Henry James, Notes of a son and brother (1914) -- 6. From Henry James, The American scene (1907) -- 7. From Henry James, Letter to Frederick A. Duneka (28 August 1906) -- 8. From Henry James's notebooks (1904-05) -- 9. Contemporary Reviews of "The altar of the dead" -- a. Harper's new monthly magazine (May 1896) -- b. Harper's weekly (27 July 1896) / William Dean Howells -- 10. Contemporary reviews of 'The turn of the screw'.
Summary Note A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncles at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has come for little Miles. But Peter Quint is dead. Like the other tales collected here - 'Sir Edmund Orme', 'Owen Wingrave', and 'The Friends of the Friends' - 'The Turn of the Screw' is to all immediate appearances a ghost story. But are the appearances what they seem? Is what appears to the governess a ghost or a hallucination? Who else sees what she sees? The reader may wonder whether the children are victims of corruption from beyond the grave, or victims of the governess's 'infernal imagination', which torments but also enthrals her? 'The turn of the screw' is probably the most famous, certainly the most eerily equivocal, of all ghostly tales.
Subject Paranormal fiction
Ghost stories.
Added Author Reed, Kimberly Capps editor.
Shelf Location F JAME
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