The turn of the screw and other stories /
by James, Henry; Lustig, T. J.Material type: BookSeries: World's classics: Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Oxford University Press, 1992.Description: lv, 266 pages ; 19 cm.ISBN: 9780199536177; 0199536171.Subject(s): Manners and customs -- Fiction | England -- Social life and customs -- 19th century -- Fiction | Psychological fiction | Diary fiction | Ghost stories | Diary fiction | Fiction | Psychological fiction
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncles at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has comefor little Miles. But Peter Quint is dead.Like the other tales collected here - `Sir Edmund Orme', `Owen Wingrave', and `The Friends of the Friends' - `The Turn of the Screw' is to all immediate appearances a ghost story. But are the appearances what they seem? Is what appears to the governess a ghost or a hallucination? Who else seeswhat she sees? The reader may wonder whether the children are victims of corruption from beyond the grave, or victims of the governess's `infernal imagination', which torments but also entrals her?`The Turn of the Screw' is probably the most famous, certainly the most eerily equivocal, of all ghostly tales. Is it a subtle, self-conscious exploration of the haunted house of Victorian culture, filled with echoes of sexual and social unease? Or is it simply, `the most hopelessly evil storythat we have ever read'?The texts are those of the New York Edition, with a new Introduction and Notes.
Includes bibliographical references (pages xxix-xxxiii).
Sir Edmund Orme -- Owen Wingrave -- Friends of the friends -- Turn of the screw.