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The Turn of the Screw

By: James, Henry

1684224683 / 9781684224685
Paperback / softback
12/06/2020
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156 x 234 mm, 195 grams 120 pages, Illustrations
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2020 Reprint of the 1898 Edition.  James’ famous horror novella first appeared in serial format in Collier's Weekly magazine (January 27 – April 16, 1898).  In October, 1898 it appeared in The Two Magics, a book published by Macmillan in New York City and Heinemann in London. Classified as both gothic fiction and a ghost story, the novella focuses on a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. In the century following its publication, The Turn of the Screw became a cornerstone text of academics who subscribed 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 brilliance of the novella results from its ability to create an intimate sense of confusion and suspense within the reader. The novella has been adapted numerous times in radio drama, film, stage, and television, including a 1950 Broadway play, the 1961 film The Innocents, and a 2020 modern adaptation named The Turning.

BIC:

FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FC Classic fiction (pre c 1945), FJ Adventure, FK Horror & ghost stories, FR Romance

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