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.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780099511236
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Fiction

A young governess is sent to a great country house to care for two orphaned children. At first Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess begins to suspect that something is very wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the corrupt secrets hidden in the house, she is increasingly convinced that something evil is watching her. Several other of Henry James’s most gruesome horror stories are also included, among them The Jolly Corner, Owen Wingrave, The Private Life, The Real Right Thing, and Sir Edmund Orme.

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

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.

The Turn of The Screw and Other Short Novels

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440620935
Release Date: 2007-09-04
Genre: Fiction

A collection of six short novels from the celebrated author of The Portrait of a Lady and Washington Square... By turns chilling, funny, tragic, and profound, Henry James’s short novels allow readers to experience the full range of his skills and vision. The title story, a chilling masterpiece of psychological terror, mixes the phantoms of the mind with those of the supernatural. “Daisy Miller,” the tale of a provincial American girl in Rome that established James’s literary reputation, and “An International Episode” are superb examples of his focus on the clash between American and European values. And in “The Aspern Papers,” “The Alter of the Dead,” and “The Beast in the Jungle,” the author’s remarkable sense of irony, his love of plot twists, and his view of male-female relationships find exquisite expression. With an Introduction by Fred Kaplan From the Paperback edition.

Analysis Henry James The Turn of the Screw

Author: Raoul Festante
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638763233
Release Date: 2007-10

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar Universitat Hannover), course: Literature and Photography in the 19th Century America: Spectacles of the Body, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The "Turn of the Screw" was originally published as a serialized novel in a magazine called Colliers Weekly. Henry James finished the work on the story in 1897 and published the text which consisted of twelve chapters plus a prologue between January and April of 1898. James agreement to publish his story in Colliers Weekly was connected to the precondition that he would publish it also as a book. In 1908, James published his complete works under the title "The Turn of the Screw: The New York Edition." The Turn of the Screw was published at a time during which the interest in Psychical Research and supernatural phenomena was very predominant. The Society for Psychical Research had been founded in 1882 of which James brother and father where both members of. Thus, James was not only familiar with the cases of ghost apparitions but used these informations for his ghost stories among which The Turn of the Screw surely became the most important to date. In the preface of his 1908 edition he stressed however the fact that Peter Quint and Miss Jessel were not ghosts in the traditional sense as the Society of Psychical Research where observing. He pointed out that "(...) Peter Quint and Miss Jessel are not "ghosts" at all, as we know the ghost, but goblins, elves, imps, demons as loosely constructed as those of the old trials of witchcraft; if not, more pleasingly, fairies of the legendary order, wooing their victims forth to see them dance under the moon." 1 This and other passages in the preface of his New York edition from 1908 caused great controversy over the true meaning of The Turn of the Screw: The question was and still is: Is The Turn of the Screw a ghost st"

Die Europ er

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 9783641166472
Release Date: 2015-09-21
Genre: Fiction

Was unterscheidet Europäer von Amerikanern? In seiner leichtfüßigen Komödie bringt Henry James Frauen und Männer von beiden Seiten des Atlantiks erst miteinander ins Gespräch und dann unter die Haube. Einhundert Jahre nach James’ Tod erscheint dieses Frühwerk des geschätzten Autors nun in neuer Übersetzung. Ohne Geld, aber im Vertrauen auf eine gute Partie reisen Baronin Eugenia Münster und ihr Bruder Felix Young nach Neuengland. Mit Adelstitel und Charme umgarnen die beiden rasch ihre Verwandtschaft, den Onkel samt seinen drei erwachsenen Kindern. In wechselnden Paarungen konkurrieren Temperamente und Vorstellungen der Alten Welt mit Werten und Moral der Neuen. Wer sich am Ende an wen bindet, entscheidet sich nach einem quirligen Reigen transatlantischer Beziehungen, der einen neuen Blick auf beide Kontinente und nicht zuletzt auf den großen Autor selbst ermöglicht. Für seine eleganten, doch oft irritierend komplexen Romane berühmt, zeigt er sich in diesem Fundstück als lustvoller Matchmaker mit Tiefgang.

The Beast in the Jungle and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486114156
Release Date: 2012-03-05
Genre: Fiction

One of James's finest moments, "The Beast in the Jungle" is a portrait of a man alienated from life and love. Also includes "The Jolly Corner" and "The Altar of the Dead." Note.

Collins Classics The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 9780007420285
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Fiction

A young governess is left in sole charge of two charming orphans. As she begins to see & hear strange things, she grows increasingly uneasy, & is swiftly drawn into a frightening battle against unspeakable evil. Forced to take action, the governess will soon discover terrible consequences.

The Turn of the Screw and Other Short Works

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416534792
Release Date: 2007-10-09
Genre: Fiction

Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world's finest books to their full potential.

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.

Uni Wissen Grundkurs anglistisch amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft deutsche Version

Author: Ansgar Nünning
Publisher: Klett Lerntraining
ISBN: 9783129391136
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grundkurs anglistisch-amerikanistische Literaturwissenschaft gibt eine kompakte Einführung in zentrale Gegenstände, Ansätze und Fragestellungen der anglistisch-amerikanistischen Literaturwissenschaft. Im Mittelpunkt steht die Vermittlung von Überblickswissen, literaturwissenschaftlichen Kategorien ud Methoden der Lyrik-, Dramen-, Erzähltext- und Medienanalyse. Die englischsprachige Version dieses Grundkurses ist unter dem Titel An Introduction to the Study of English and American (ISBN Print 9783129390252, ISBN epub 9783129391136) erschienen.