A collection of short novels includes the title work, a chilling classic of psychological terror, as well as Daisy Miller, The Aspern Papers, An International Episode, The Altar of the Dead, and The Beast of the Jungle. Reissue.
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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.From the Publisher:
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Descripción Signet Classics, 1962. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110451524721
Descripción Signet Classics, 1962. Mass Market Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0451524721