Turn Of Screw & Other Ghost Stories

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In ‘The Turn of the Screw’, one of the most famous ghost stories of all time, a governess becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. But are the children really in danger – and if so, from who? The novella is accompanied here by several more tales exploring human psychology through ghostly visitations and the uncanny, including ‘The Romance of Certain Old Clothes’, ‘The Last of the Valerii’, ‘Sir Edmund Orme’, ‘Owen Wingrave’, ‘The Friend of the Friends’, ‘The Third Person’ and ‘The Jolly Corner’.

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An unsettling new collection of Henry James’s best short stories exploring ghosts and the uncanny

‘There had been a moment when I believed I recognised, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep’

‘I see ghosts everywhere’, wrote Henry James, who retained a fascination with the supernatural and sensational throughout his writing career. This new collection brings together eight of James’s tales exploring the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, ‘The Turn of the Screw’, a work saturated with evil, in which a fraught governess becomes convinced that malicious spirits are menacing the children in her care. The other masterly works here include ‘The Jolly Corner’, ‘Owen Wingrave’ and further tales of visitations, premonitions, madness, grief and family secrets, where the living are just as mysterious and unknowable as the dead.

With an introduction and notes by Susie Boyt
General Editor Philip Horne

Additional information

Weight 0.281 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xl, 339

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

813.4 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K