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 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

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

Author: Henry James (Schriftsteller, Grossbritannien, USA)
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:723600089
Release Date: 1969
Genre:


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.

The Turn of the Screw The Aspern Papers and Two Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1593080433
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Fiction

Joseph Conrad once said of his friendHenry James, “As is meet for a man of his descent and tradition, Mr. James is the historian of fine consciences.” As it turns out, James was also incredibly gifted at writing exceptional ghost stories. This collection—including “The Beast in the Jungle” and “The Jolly Corner”—features James’s finest supernatural tales, along with criticism, a discussion of the legacies of James’s writing, and provocative study questions.

Analysis Henry James The Turn of the Screw

Author: Raoul Festante
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783638407083
Release Date: 2005-08-08
Genre: Literary Collections

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar Universität 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 story in the typical sense? Or is it on the other hand, it the story of a young, psychologically deranged and sexually repressed woman who sees the ghosts because of her inner struggles? In my paper, I will examine some of the character traits of the main protagonist, the governess and attempt to shed some light on the conspicuous elements apparent in The Turn of The Screw.

Daisy Miller and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
ISBN: 1853262137
Release Date: 1994-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Daisy Miller is one of Henry James's most attractive heroines: she represents youth and frivolity. As a tourist in Italy, her American freedom and freshness of spirit come up against the corruption and hypocrisy of European manners. From its first publication, readers on both sides of the Atlantic have quarrelled about her, defending or attacking the liberties that Daisy takes and the conventions that she ignores. All three tales in this collection, Daisy Miller, An International Episode and Lady Barbarina, express James's most notable subject, 'the international theme', the encounters, romantic and cultural, between Americans and Europeans. His heroes and heroines approach each other on unfamiliar ground with new freedoms, yet find themselves unexpectedly hampered by old constraints. In An International Episode, an English lord visiting Newport, Rhode Island, falls in love with an American girl, but their relationship becomes more complicated when she travels to London. In the light-hearted comedy Lady Barbarina, a rich young American seeks an English aristocratic bride. The unusual outcomes of these three tales pose a number of social questions about marriage and the traditional roles of men and women. Is an international marriage symbolic of the highest cultural fusion of values or is it an old style raid and capture? Is marriage to remain the feminine destination?

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.

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 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.

The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141439907
Release Date: 2003-06-26
Genre: Fiction

A literary historian develops a scheme to gain possession of love letters written by an American poet, and a governess tries to protect the two young children in her care from the ghosts she believes are haunting them.

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

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