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The Turn of the Screw
The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw

Legend Classics


144 Pages, 5.08 x 7.8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $20.95)

Publication Date: August 2021

ISBN 9781789559583

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Legend Times Group (Aug 2021)
Legend Press

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Soon to be adapted into the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly ManorRecently adapted into the major motion picture The Turning starring Finn WolfhardRecently adapted into an opera in London's West EndNo, no—there are depths, depths! The more I go over it, the more I see in it, and the more I see in it, the more I fear. I don't know what I don't see—what I don't fear!In this classic gothic horror ghost story, we follow a young governess and her deep psychological anguish. It begins when she agrees to care for two orphans living in a remote estate, and her sudden conviction that the grounds are haunted.Henry James used the horror genre to imbue the everyday with the uncanny and the unknown. A true measure of his success can be found in the debates still raging today: on topics of the characters' sanity, the concept of truth in fiction, and the extent to which James manipulates the reader.Written with such exquisite ambiguity, this book will call into question everything you know—but, in The Turn of the Screw, not knowing the truth might be a blessing.

Author Biography

Henry James is best known for writing The Portrait of a Lady, The Ambassadors, and The Wings of the Dove. His later works were increasingly experimental, and were often described as literature's equivalent to an impressionist painting. His novella The Turn of the Screw is one of the most analyzed ghost stories in the English language. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1911, 1912, and 1916.