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Turn of the screw.

A young governess turns up at a country estate in Essex to care for Miles and Flora, two young orphans left in care of their absentee uncle. Soon after her tenure begins, the governess begins to see strangers walking the grounds, and interacting with the siblings in odd and disturbing ways. The governess begins to feel they are not wholly human'but rather are ghosts haunting Miles and Flora, and their influence upon the children has tragic consequences. First published in 1898, Henry James's sinister story of the psychological and physical effects of the malevolent figures has been adapted for film countless times, most notably as the basis for The Innocents (1961). It also served as inspiration for Alejandro AmenIbar's spectacularly eerie 2001 film The Others, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccelston, and Fionnula Flanagan. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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  • "The Turn of the Screw (1898) by Henry James is a classic ambiguous work of psychological and supernatural suspense. The story is open to interpretation and could be viewed as either a true ghost tale or a neurotic hallucination of an unreliable narrator, a mentally unstable governess placed in charge of two remarkable children."
  • "A young governess turns up at a country estate in Essex to care for Miles and Flora, two young orphans left in care of their absentee uncle. Soon after her tenure begins, the governess begins to see strangers walking the grounds, and interacting with the siblings in odd and disturbing ways. The governess begins to feel they are not wholly human'but rather are ghosts haunting Miles and Flora, and their influence upon the children has tragic consequences. First published in 1898, Henry James's sinister story of the psychological and physical effects of the malevolent figures has been adapted for film countless times, most notably as the basis for The Innocents (1961). It also served as inspiration for Alejandro AmenIbar's spectacularly eerie 2001 film The Others, starring Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccelston, and Fionnula Flanagan. HarperPerennialClassics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "The Turn of the Screw is a fireside tale of evil and mystery. Filled with extraordinary drama, Henry James' story has been widely popular ever since its publication in 1898. It also inspired a film, a play, and an opera. A governess has been hired to care for two orphaned young children in their uncle's English country home. But soon after she meets the boy and his sister, the governess begins to see fearful apparitions. With growing alarm, she must wonder about the target of the ghostly presences. Are they haunting her, or the sweet, innocent children? Henry James gives no answers to this question. Instead, he leaves the listener to ponder the relationships between evil and horror, imagination and reality."@en
  • "The story starts conventionally enough with friends sharing ghost stories 'round the fire on Christmas Eve. One of the guests tells about a governess at a country house plagued by supernatural visitors. But in the hands of Henry James, the master of nuance, this little tale of terror is an exquisite gem of sexual and psychological ambiguity. Only the young governess can see the ghosts; only she suspects that the previous governess and her lover are controlling the two orphaned children (a girl and a boy) for some evil purpose. The household staff don't know what she's talking about, the children are evasive when questioned, and the master of the house (the children's uncle) is absent. Why does the young girl claim not to see a perfectly visible woman standing on the far side of the lake? Are the children being deceptive, or is the governess being paranoid? By leaving the questions unanswered, The Turn of Screw generates spine-tingling anxiety in its mesmerized readers."@en
  • ""Henry James' haunting and poignant story was first published in 1898, and has been stimulating heated literary discussion ever since. Is the book a simple Gothic ghost story or a psychological thriller? Is the narrator a reliable witness or mentally unbalanced? Did the disturbing and hideous events actually occur, or are they the perverse fruits of a disordered mind? The depth and ambiguity of the text has made James' work not only an exciting and intriguing read, but one of the most critically debated works of American literature." --P. [4] of cover."@en
  • "A young woman takes the job of governess at a remote estate where she finds unspeakable horrors and two children who desperately need her help if they are to survive."@en
  • "The classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint."@en
  • "The classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint."
  • "This series provides reading and learning at four language levels through a range of integrated activities designed to develop reading skills, consolidate vocabulary, and offer personalized project work."
  • ""A young woman comes to a big house to teach two young children. It's her first job and she wants to do it well. But she begins to see strange things--the ghosts of dead people. Do the ghosts want the children?"--P. [4] of cover."@en
  • ""A young woman comes to a big house to teach two young children. It's her first job and she wants to do it well. But she begins to see strange things--the ghosts of dead people. Do the ghosts want the children?"--P. [4] of cover."
  • "The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover."
  • "The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover."@en
  • "One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do -- a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty."@en
  • ""Widely recognized as one of literature's most gripping ghost stores, this classic tale of moral degradation conerns 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" Book Cover."
  • "The Turn of the Screw is a short novel or a novella written by American writer Henry James. Originally published in 1898, it is ostensibly a ghost story that has lent itself well to operatic and film adaptation. Due to its ambiguous content and narrative skill, The Turn of the Screw became a favorite text of New Criticism. The account has lent itself to dozens of different interpretations, often mutually exclusive, including those of a Freudian nature. Many critics have tried to determine what exactly is the nature of evil within the story ..."@en
  • "A newly hired young governess is given full charge of two children. While staying at her employer's country house she begins seeing figures of a man and a woman around the grounds of the estate. She does not recognize them, and they seem to be supernatural."@en
  • "The story of a young governess whose awareness of "visitations" by dead members of the household leads to a tragic climax."
  • "The Turn of the Screw: Terror closes around the lives of two young children and their governess. But who has spun the frightening web? Can ghosts of a dark past control the hearts of two seemingly innocent children? Or does the evil lurk only in the governess' troubled mind?the governess' troubled mind?"@en
  • "A governess arrives at an isolated English mansion to care for two seemingly angelic but rather strange young children, and the appearance of two evil phantoms leads her to question her sanity."@en
  • "Literature Online includes the KnowledgeNotes student guides, a unique collection of critical introductions to major literary works. These high-quality, peer-reviewed academic resources are tailored to the needs of literature students and serve as a complement to the guidance provided by lecturers and seminar teachers."
  • "Presents the classic ghost story about a high-strung governess and the two young children who may--or may not--be plotting with the diabolical Peter Quint."
  • "One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do ? a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty."
  • "An isolated, forlorn estate ... a very young, inexperienced governess ... the boy, Miles, the girl, Flora--two angelically beautiful, strangely distant children ... and the fiends. Phantoms of shadow and madness, twin creatures of evil, ghosts of the condemned. Two figures, half-seen, lurking in twilit windows and dark towers, beckoning ... silent ... coming ever closer. Walking dead who seek to control the children's bodies, steal their minds, destroy their souls ... Flora and Miles claim to see and hear nothing. But, with mounting horror, their governess discovers the children want the ghosts-- As much as the evil wants them ... Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. Appropriate "reader friendly" type sizes have been chosen for each title'offering clear, accurate, and readable text. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of The Turn of the Screw includes a Foreword, Biographical Note, and Afterword. At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied."@en
  • "The narrator is a young governess, sent off to a country house to take charge of two orphaned children. She finds a pleasant house and a comfortable housekeeper, while the children are beautiful and charming. But she soon begins to feel the presence of intense evil."
  • "The narrator is a young governess, sent off to a country house to take charge of two orphaned children. She finds a pleasant house and a comfortable housekeeper, while the children are beautiful and charming. But she soon begins to feel the presence of intense evil."@en
  • "Two children are haunted by the evil spirits of two former servants."@en
  • "A young governess is sent to a great country house to care for two orphaned children. To begin with Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess starts to suspect that something is very wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the corrupt secrets of the house she becomes more and more convinced that something evil is watching her."
  • "Written in 1897, The Turn of the Screw remains one of the most suspenseful and fascinating ghost stories ever written. A governess arrives at an isolated English mansion to care for two seemingly angelic but rather strange young children, and the appearance of two evil phantoms leads her to question her sanity."@en
  • "The Turn of the Screw is a ghostly Gothic tale by Henry James. A masterpiece in ambivalence and the uncanny, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young woman who is hired as governess to two seemingly innocent children in an isolated country house. As the tale progresses she begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. Or does she? The story is so eerie and impressionistic, such a psychological thriller, that few can agree on exactly what takes place. James masters "the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy" in this chilling Victorian classic."
  • "A governess comes to believe her two charges, ten-year-old Miles and eight-year-old Flora, are being haunted by the ghosts of former servants."@en
  • "One of the world's most famous intellectual ghost stories, "The Turn of the Screw" is a haunting tale of suspected supernatural possession. A governess at a country house claims that Miles and Flora, two orphaned children in her care, are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. Are they being dominated by spectral forces, or are they hiding something? Is the governess simply paranoid, or is something else going on?"@en
  • "A young woman arrives at a large country house. Her job is to look after the two children who live there, but she soon discovers that there is something very strange about both the house and the children. The longer she stays, the more she feels that the two children are in danger - or is it that the children are the danger, and the person in danger is herself?--P. [4] of cover."
  • "A young woman arrives at a large country house. Her job is to look after the two children who live there, but she soon discovers that there is something very strange about both the house and the children. The longer she stays, the more she feels that the two children are in danger - or is it that the children are the danger, and the person in danger is herself?--P. [4] of cover."@en
  • "The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil in the house, she soon becomes obsessed with the idea that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care."
  • "Contains various short stories that depict the authors form of imaginative artistry."@en
  • "This tale, one of the most famous ghost stores ever written, is told from the viewpoint of a governess in love with her employer, who goes to an isolated English estate to take charge of two attractive and precocious children. When she realizes that her two charges are under the evil influence of two ghosts, the action builds to a terrifying climax."
  • "To read a story by Henry James is to enter a world-- a rich, perfectly crafted domain of vivid language and splendid, complex characters. In this classic novella, a young governess who goes to an isolated English estate to take charge of two precocious children gradually realizes that her young charges are under the evil influence of the ghosts of the family's ex-steward and former governess."@en
  • "A young lady arrives as governess at a big country house. Her two charges are beautiful children, but are they as innocent as they seem? And how did the last governess die?"@en
  • "A young lady arrives as governess at a big country house. Her two charges are beautiful children, but are they as innocent as they seem? And how did the last governess die?"
  • "The Turn of the Screw is s ghostly Gothic tale by Henry James. A masterpiece in ambivalence and the uncanny, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a young woman who is hired as governess to two seemingly innocent children in an isolated country house. As the tale progresses she begins to see the ghost of her dead predecessor. Or does she? The story is so ambivalent and eerie, such a psychological thriller, that few can agree on exactly what takes place. James masters "the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy" in this chilling Victorian classic."
  • "This volume presents the text of the New York Edition of James's classic 1898 short novel, along with documents that place the work in historical context and critical essays that read The Turn of the Screw from several contemporary critical perspectives. The text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. In this third edition, a new section details in unique depth the revisions James made from the serialized Colliers Weekly edition to the New York Edition. New documents and illustrations enhance the historical contexts section, and new psychoanalytic essay with a Lacanian perspective appears in the section of contemporary criticism. --from publisher description."
  • ""...the story of a governess and her charges, James conjures up inexplicable terrors." "This novella 'is told from the viewpoint of the leading character, a governess in love with her employer, who goes to an isolated English estate to take charge of Miles and Flora, two attractive and precocious children. She gradually realizes that her young charges are under the evil influence of two ghosts, Peter Quint, the ex-steward, and Miss Jessel, their former governess. At the climax of the story, she enters into open conflict with the children, as a result of which Flora is alienated and Miles dies of fright.'" Reader's Ency. 4th edition."
  • "Young Jane Cubberly takes on the position of governess of two orphaned children at a foreboding English country estate."@en
  • "The Turn of the Screw is a short novel or a novella written by American writer Henry James. Originally published in 1898, it is ostensibly a ghost story that has lent itself well to operatic and film adaptation. Due to its ambiguous content and narrative skill, The Turn of the Screw became a favorite text of New Criticism. The account has lent itself to dozens of different interpretations, often mutually exclusive, including those of a Freudian nature. Many critics have tried to determine what exactly is the nature of evil within the story. -- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia."@en

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