The Turn of the Screw (Alma Classics Evergreens) (Paperback)

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A new edition of a Gothic novella which has inspired many horror and psychological thrillers since its publication. This new edition of The Turn of the Screw offers students the definitive text and extensive appendices.

An unnamed young governess is sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Yet she is soon oppressed by a sense of foreboding and deep disquiet, becoming convinced that something dark is menacing her young charges. But are supernatural forces at work, or is the danger something altogether more earthly?

Henry James's masterpiece, and widely considered to be the greatest ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw remains the apogee of suspenseful, haunting writing in the English language.

About the Author


Henry James (1843-1916) was an iconic figure of nineteenth century literature. Among his many masterpieces are The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Europeans, The Golden Bowl, and Washington Square. As well as fiction, James produced several works of travel literature and biography, and was one of the great letter writers of any age. A contemporary and friend of Robert Louis Stevenson, Edith Wharton, and Joseph Conrad, James continues to exert a major influence on generations of novelists and writers.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781847498298
ISBN-10: 1847498299
Publisher: Alma Classics
Publication Date: August 24th, 2021
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Alma Classics Evergreens