The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Youcanprint
ISBN: 9788893323079
Release Date: 2016-01-15
Genre: Fiction

“The Turn of the Screw” was published by Henry James in 1898 in Usa. It is a gothic story novella in which the Author tells us a ghost story in a non-stereotypical way: ghosts are weird extensions of everyday reality. Nonetheless James refers to the classical Gothic fiction. This book contains a special note on Henry James by Joseph Conrad (Henry James. An appreciation, 1905) and a detailed bibliography including all the publications of the Author. This interactive digital edition includes: Interactive Notes and Chapters, News about the Author, News about the Book, a very interesting Tag cloud of the Book and a link to connect to the Goodreads community to ask questions and share comments and opinions.

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770482555
Release Date: 2010-05-07
Genre: Fiction

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.

Die Gouvernante in Henry James The Turn of the Screw Gefallener Engel oder neurotische M rderin

Author: Bert Bobock
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783640188895
Release Date: 2008

Essay aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin (Institut fur Anglistik und Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Einfuhrung in die amerikanische Literaturwissenschaft I, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gleichsam ob Henry James' Novelle The Turn of the Screw aus einer biographischen, psychoanalytischen, theologischen, politischen oder einer homoerotischen Perspektive analysiert wird, die Tatsache, dass es sich um eine fiktive Geschichte handelt, sollte in keiner der Interpretationen unterbewertet werden. Die Schwierigkeit, Henry James Geistergeschichte nicht eindeutig lesen und bewerten zu konnen, macht sie besonders reizvoll und einzigartig. Ein Aspekt, unter dem man sich Henry James' The Turn of the Screw nahern kann, ist verbunden mit der Frage, ob die Gouvernante einen gefallenen Engel oder eine neurotische Morderin verkorpert. Die Beantwortung dieser Frage ist abhangig von der Einstellung, inwiefern die Geistererscheinungen fur die Gouvernante Realitat oder Imagination sind. Henry James selbst sah The Turn of the Screw als 'a piece of ingenuity pure and simple' und 'an irresponsible little fiction', 'a work of cold artistic calculation'1. In diesem Zusammenhang ist zu hinterfragen, ob 'gestorte' Sexualitat, wie sie Edmund Wilson in seinem Essay "The Ambiguity of Henry James"2 verwendet, tatsachlich als Erklarungsmodell fur die Geistergestalten und die Schuld der Gouvernante dienen kann. Der Versuch, das Verhalten der Gouvernante mit wissenschaftlicher Methode bis in das kleinste Detail zu analysieren, sich daraufhin nicht nur ein Urteil uber ihren Geisteszustand-, sondern Ableitungen uber ihre unterdruckte Sexualitat zu machen, scheint in den von Sigmund Freuds Psychoanalyse inspirierten Interpretationen ubertieben. Bei meiner Gegenuberstellung der psychoanalytischen Perspektive Stanley Renners (basierend auf Wilsons These) und der religiosen Betrachtungsweise Dorothea Krooks3 ("

The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Fiction

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553905748
Release Date: 2008-10-28
Genre: Fiction

To read a story by Henry James is to enter a fully realized world unlike any other—a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. Devious children, sparring lovers, capricious American girls, obtuse bachelors, sibylline spinsters, and charming Europeans populate these five fascinating nouvelles, which represent the author in both his early and late phases. From the apparitions of evil that haunt the governess in “The Turn of the Screw” to the startling self-scrutiny of an egotistical man in “The Beast in the Jungle,” the mysterious turnings of human behavior are coolly and masterfully observed—proving Henry James to be a master of psychological insight as well as one of the finest prose stylists of modern English literature. From the Paperback edition.

James s The Turn of the Screw

Author: Leonard Orr
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826424327
Release Date: 2009-11-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

The Turn of the Screw

Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237541101
Release Date: 2010-07-31
Genre: Children's stories

The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux was written in 1909. A young singer, Christine Daee, makes a triumphant debut at the Opera – and then disappears. What has happened to her, and could the mysterious Opera ghost be to blame? Christine's lover, Raoul de Chagny, spies a mysterious stranger shadowing her and decides to follow....This title is part of a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. Retold rather than abridged.

The Turn of the Screw In the Cage

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307824097
Release Date: 2012-08-22
Genre: Fiction

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition brings together one of literature's most famous ghost stories and one of Henry James's most unusual novellas. In The Turn of the Screw, a governess is haunted by ghosts from her young charges past; Virginia Woolf said of this masterpiece of psychological ambiguity and suggestion, We are afraid of something unnamed, of something, perhaps, in ourselves...Henry James...can still make us afraid of the dark. In his rarely anthologized novella In the Cage, James brings his incomparable powers of observation to the story of a clever, rebellious heroine of Britain's lower middle class. Hortense Calisher, in her Introduction, calls it a delicious story, the more so because it confounds what we expect from James.

The Turn of the Screw the Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 185326069X
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Drama

The Turn of the Screw is the classic ghost story for which Henry James is best remembered. Set in an English country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural told by a master of the genre. The Aspern Papers is a tale of Americans in Europe, a theme in which Henry James is at his most assured and accomplished. The author cleverly evokes the drama of the comédie humaine against the majestic setting of a Venetian palace.

The Turn of the Screw Literary Touchstone Classic

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
ISBN: 9781580491617
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Children

This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader more fully appreciate the rich complexity of James' language, images, and symbols.Before there was Alfred Hitchcock, there was Henry James, and before Psycho, there was The Turn of the Screw.Why is the young governess the only one who can see the ghosts?Are her young charges haunted or evil?Or is the governess herself mad?The book that claims to start out as a Christmas Eve ghost story quickly becomes a tale of psychological horror as the governess struggles-and ultimately fails-to protect the children from the "corruption" that only she can conceive of...but cannot name.Richly wrought in Late-Victorian prose, Henry James' most famous novel is both hauntingly beautiful and a shocking glimpse into the ultimate source of evil...the human mind.

The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141389769
Release Date: 2017-10-26
Genre: Fiction

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

Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141974705
Release Date: 2012-08-30
Genre: Fiction

"I'm a fearful, frightful flirt! Did you ever hear of a nice girl that was not?" This edition contains two of Henry James's most popular short works. Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions? In Daisy Miller Henry James created his first great portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously independent American woman, a figure who would come to dominate his later masterpieces. Oscar Wilde called James's chilling The Turn of the Screw 'a most wonderful, lurid poisonous little tale'. It tells of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the houses, she soon becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. The Penguin English Library - 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War.