The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James

ISBN: 9781847498298

176 pages

RRP: £4.79

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 threatening 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.

Contains: Extract from the Preface to Vol. 12 of the New York Edition (1908), notes, extra material on Henry James’s life and works and a select bibliography

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Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916) was a British-based American author, whose realist novels exploring the consciousness of his characters paved the way for the modernist fiction of the 1920s.