The Turn of the Screw

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Dramatists Play Service Inc, 1997 - Drama - 50 pages
A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned children. But she is not their first governess. Her predecessor, Miss Jessel, drowned herself when she became pregnant by the sadistic valet, Peter Quint, who was himself found dead soon after under mysterious circumstances. Now the new governess has begun to see the specters of Quint and Jessel haunting the children, and she must find a way to stop the fiends before it is too late. But one frightening question tortures the would-be heroine: Are the ghosts real, or are they the product of her own fevered imagination?

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I love the thriller of the novella however very ambigious that is literally open to millions of interpretation that can at some times be fustrating. However, the fact that there is no direct answer to what happens to the governess after the children has been possessed by Quint and Jessel makes a person uncertain as to what to make of the story, including myslef. All this novella actual does to the reader is to captures their interest and leave them in a dark place with no clear light insight. It is diffinitly a brain teasing novella.  

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