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The Turn of the Screw - Henry James, Philip Horne, David Bromwich
The Turn of the Screw
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Henry James, a master of haunting atmosphere and riveting tension, presents one of the most famous ghost stories of all time. A young governess is sent to a country home to take charge of two orphans, and unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, becomes obsessed with the belief... show more
Henry James, a master of haunting atmosphere and riveting tension, presents one of the most famous ghost stories of all time. A young governess is sent to a country home to take charge of two orphans, and unsettled by a sense of intense evil within the house, becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. Growing increasingly uneasy, she becomes drawn into a frightening battle against an unspeakable evil that may or may not be real.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141441351 (0141441356)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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Witches' Tea Shop
Witches' Tea Shop rated it
2.0 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Holy Wall of Text Batman! This short novella took so long to read because I had to put down my NOOK and give my eyes a break. There is a story there buried deep in the paragraph-length run on sentences, but damn if I could follow along well enough to describe it to you. I just didn't care about any ...
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks
Jennifer's BOOooOOOks rated it
3.0 (Audiobook) The Turn of the Screw
aka Words, Words Everywhere. I've read my share of VIctorian Era writing, so I am quite familiar with just how wordy it can be. But this...this was beyond. Honestly, had I been reading this as opposed to listening to it I'd have DNF'd it for sure. Even with the superb narration, there were a few t...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
2.0 The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James After reading the first couple of chapters, I actually went onto Wikipedia to find out what this story is about. I felt like I had come into the middle of something that hadn't been explained. This is actually not unusual for stories written around the turn of the century. They ha...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it
2.0 The Turn of the Screw
The only thing I really enjoyed was Emma Thompson's performance. She's what kept me listing (and reading along at some parts). I just didn't get it? It didn't get me? It literally did not pull me into the story or hold my true interest. Perhaps a second reading/listening in the future.
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 The Turn of the Screw
3.5 starsThis is a perfect ghost story. It slowly and continuously gets more creepy and has that vague way of doing things to keep you guessing even after it's over.
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