The Turn of the Screw (Kobo eBook)

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American author and expatriate Henry James is regarded as one the principal figures of 19th century literary realism. His work is noted for its intimate examination of the consciousness of his characters. Such an examination is at the heart of one of his most famous works, “The Turn of the Screw”. First published serially in “Collier’s Weekly” in 1898, “The Turn of the Screw” is a remarkable example of late 19th century gothic horror. An intense psychological tale of terror, the novella begins in an old house on Christmas Eve. A governess comes to live with and take care of two young children, whose parents have recently died. The governess loves her new position in charge of the young children; however she is soon disturbed when she begins to see ghosts. While once regarded as just a scary story, modern criticism has reinterpreted the ambiguity of the narrative to possibly suggest a deeper thematic intent. Regardless, “The Turn of the Screw” remains a hauntingly gothic tale. This edition includes a biographical afterword.