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Henry James

The Turn of the Screw

One of the most famous ghost stories in literature, The Turn of the Screw earned its place in the annals of influential English novellas not for its qualities as a gothic ghost story, but rather for the many complex and subtle ways the reader can come to opposing conclusions as to tale’s very nature. Are the ghosts the governess sees real, or are they figments of her quiet insanity?
The Turn of the Screw was originally published as a serial, and later went through many revisions by James himself. Though there aren’t any overt suggestion that James intended his novella to be anything but a simple ghost story, the ambiguity in the narrative has captured the imagination of generations of readers and critics.
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  • tahmid hassan tahmid hassanje podelio/la utisakпре 6 година

    It was such a fascinating story that I forgot what was before.

  • Ibtisam Bhattije podelio/la utisakпре 4 године

    Screw turning is quite a cool story. This is about a governess who either heroically tries to protect her two accusations from malicious fantasies. It's ambiguous to James and I like this story. For me works ambiguity.

  • herreraserretje podelio/la utisakпре 8 месеци
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  • Teddyje citiralaпре 9 месеци
    I could only get on at all by tak­ing “na­ture” into my con­fi­dence and my ac­count, by treat­ing my mon­strous or­deal as a push in a di­rec­tion un­usual, of course, and un­pleas­ant, but de­mand­ing, af­ter all, for a fair front, only an­other turn of the screw of or­di­nary hu­man virtue.
  • Nurul Fadilahje citiralaпре 10 месеци
    sleep­ing in the room with his mother and wak­ing her up in the ter­ror of it; wak­ing her not to dis­si­pate
  • Teddyje citiralaпрошле године
    “It all lies in half a dozen words,” I said to her, “words that re­ally set­tle the mat­ter. ‘Think, you know, what I might do!’ He threw that off to show me how good he is. He knows down to the ground what he ‘might’ do.

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