The Turning: The Turn of the Screw and Other Ghost Stories
One of the greatest ghost stories ever told, The Turn of the Screw is now a feature film from Universal Pictures premiering January 24th, produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Finn Wolfhard and Mackenzie Davis
This unsettling collection brings together eight of Henry James’s tales exploring ghosts and the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, “The Turn of the Screw,” a work saturated with evil. James’s haunting masterpiece tells of a nameless young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a dark foreboding of menace within the house, she soon comes to believe that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care. But is the threat to her young charges really a malign and ghostly presence or something else entirely? This collection also includes “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. In these chilling stories, Henry James shows himself to be a master of haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension.
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Current page: 120 of 328 (37% complete)
Reading duration: 2021/05/23 to TBD
Author: Henry James
ISBN13: 9780143135708 via Indiebound