The Turn of the Screw
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.
Publish date: September 27th 2011
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 172
Edition language: English
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, Classic Literature
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...
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...
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.
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.
Lei, vent’anni, figlia di un umile parroco di campagna si reca a Londra dopo aver risposto a un annuncio. Lui, l’inserzionista, è un gentiluomo, scapolo, bello come solo i personaggi dei romanzi possono essere. Ardito, cortese e affascinante. La giovane rimane così colpita dall’uomo che accetta di o...