The Turn of the Screw and the Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James
ISBN: 9781458706881
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Fiction

With layers of meanings and comprehensively drawn characters, once again Henry James captures the attention of the readers. Unique themes that cover past, present, supernatural phenomenon and uncanny affairs are artistically amalgamated. Riveting!

The Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Transaction Large Print
ISBN: 156000486X
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Fiction

An American editor rents a room in Venice in the home of Juliana Bordereau, the elderly mistress of Jeffrey Aspern, a deceased Romantic poet, in order to procure from her the poet's papers.

The Turn of the Screw Illustrated

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Flying Fish
ISBN: 9781632951779
Release Date: 2014-07-08
Genre: Fiction

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader. The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.

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 and The Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141439904
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

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486266848
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Genre: Fiction

Widely recognized as one of literature's most gripping ghost stories, this classic tale of moral degradation concerns the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. The story begins when a governess arrives at an English country estate to look after Miles, aged ten, and Flora, eight. At first, everything appears normal but then events gradually begin to weave a spell of psychological terror. One night a ghost appears before the governess. It is the dead lover of Miss Jessel, the former governess. Later, the ghost of Miss Jessel herself appears before the governess and the little girl. Moreover, both the governess and the housekeeper suspect that the two spirits have appeared to the boy in private. The children, however, adamantly refuse to acknowledge the presence of the two spirits, in spite of indications that there is some sort of evil communication going on between the children and the ghosts. Without resorting to clattering chains, demonic noises, and other melodramatic techniques, this elegantly told tale succeeds in creating an atmosphere of tingling suspense and unspoken horror matched by few other books in the genre. Known for his probing psychological novels dealing with the upper classes, James in this story tried his hand at the occult — and created a masterpiece of the supernatural that has frightened and delighted readers for nearly a century.

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.

The Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 144009828X
Release Date: 2015-07-14

Excerpt from The Aspern Papers: The Turn of the Screw the Liar the Two Faces All of which I note, however, perhaps with too scant relevance to the inexhaustible charm of Roman and Florentine memories. Off the ground, at a distance, our fond indifference to being silly grows fonder still the working convention, as I have called it - the convention of the real revelations and sur renders on one side and the real immersions and appreciations on the other - has not only nothing to keep it down, but every glimpse of contrast, every pang of exile and every nostalgic twinge to keep it up. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James
Publisher: Best Classic Books
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Children

This text is the first-and only-modern text to follow the New York Edition, the one which had James's final authority.

The Aspern Papers and Other Stories

Author: Henry James
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191637926
Release Date: 2013-02-14
Genre: Fiction

'There's no baseness I wouldn't commit for Jeffrey Aspern's sake.' The poet Aspern, long since dead, has left behind some private papers. They are jealously guarded by an old lady, once his mistress and muse, a recluse in an old palazzo in Venice, tended by her ingenuous niece. A predatory critic is determined to seize them. What can he make of the younger woman? What are his motives? What are the papers worth and what is he prepared to pay? In all four stories collected here, including 'The Death of the Lion', 'The Figure in the Carpet', and 'The Birthplace', the figure of the artist is central. Extraordinarily prophetic, James explores the emergent new cult of the writer as celebrity, and asks, who cares about the work for itself? Can the man behind the artist ever truly be known, and does our knowledge explain the act of creativity? This new edition includes extracts from James's Prefaces and Notebooks which shed light on the genesis of the stories. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.