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Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories

Henry James


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'There had been a moment when I believed I recognised, faint and far, the cry of a child; there had been another when I found myself just consciously starting as at the passage, before my door, of a light footstep'

'I see ghosts everywhere', wrote Henry James, who retained a fascination with the supernatural and sensational throughout his writing career. This new collection brings together eight of James's tales exploring the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, 'The Turn of the Screw', a work saturated with evil, in which a fraught governess becomes obsessed that malicious spirits are menacing the children in her care. The other masterly works here include 'The Jolly Corner', 'Owen Wingrave' and further tales of visitations, premonitions, madness, grief and family secrets, where the living are just as mysterious and unknowable as the dead.

With an introduction and notes by Susie Boyt General Editor Philip Horne

Author Biography

Henry James was born in 1843 in New York and died in London in 1916. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson(1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

Susie Boyt is the author of four novels and a memoir, My Judy Garland Life.

Product Details

Author
Henry James
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2017
ISBN-10
0141389753
ISBN-13
9780141389752
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Philip Horne, Susie Boyt
Pages
384
Publication Date
2017-05-29