The turn of the screw: An authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism

Front Cover
W. W. Norton, 1966 - Fiction - 276 pages
3 Reviews
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of two innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do -- a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - MMWiseheart - LibraryThing

The Turn of the Screw is the story of a young governess who believes she sees ghosts while she is caring for the master's young children. I had always avoided gothic novels in the past, but I now ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - lalaland - LibraryThing

Great book if you want to learn something about criticism. The ending can be read many different ways, and it leaves you guessing. I thought this book was going in a different direction than it did. I ... Read full review

Contents

Textual History
89
JAMES ON THE GHOSTSTORY
97
JAMES ON THE TURN OF THE SCREW
106
Copyright

10 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information