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.

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.

Ghost Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1840220708
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Fiction

Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. This edition includes all ten of his tales in this genre.

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.

The Figure in the Carpet and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780140432558
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Fiction

For himself, beyond doubt, the thing we were all so blank about was vividly there. It was something, I guessed, in the primal plan, something like a complex figure in a Persian carpet. He highly approved of this image when I used it, and he used another himself. "It's the very string," he said, "that my pearls are strung on!" The reason of his note to me had been that he really didn't want to give us a grain of succor -- our density was a thing too perfect in its way to touch. He had formed the habit of depending on it, and if the spell was to break it must break by some force of its own. He comes back to me from that last occasion -- for I was never to speak to him again -- as a man with some safe preserve for sport. I wondered as I walked away where he had got _his_ tip.

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 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.

An International Episode and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: UCSC:32106009831378
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Fiction

Three stories recount an English gentleman's failed courtship attempt, a wealthy American family's visit to England, and a troubled marriage between an American man and an English woman

Die subtile Kunst des darauf Schei ens

Author: Mark Manson
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 9783961210596
Release Date: 2017-05-08
Genre: Self-Help

Scheiß auf positives Denken sagt Mark Manson. Die ungeschönte Perspektive ist ihm lieber. Wenn etwas scheiße ist, dann ist es das eben. Und wenn man etwas nicht kann, dann sollte man dazu stehen. Nicht jeder kann in allem außergewöhnlich sein und das ist gut so. Wenn man seine Grenzen akzeptiert, findet man die Stärke, die man braucht. Denn es gibt so viele Dinge, auf die man im Gegenzug scheißen kann. Man muss nur herausfinden, welche das sind und wie man sie sich richtig am Arsch vorbeigehen lässt. So kann man sich dann auf die eigenen Stärken und die wichtigen Dinge besinnen und hat mehr Zeit, sein Potential gänzlich auszuschöpfen. Die subtile Kunst des darauf Scheißens verbindet unterhaltsame Geschichten und schonungslosen Humor mit hilfreichen Tipps für ein entspannteres und besseres Leben. Damit man seine Energie für sinnvolleres verwendet als für Dinge, die einem egal sein können.