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The Turn of the Screw - Henry James
The Turn of the Screw
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One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do — a complete feeling of dread... show more
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do — a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486266848 (0486266842)
ASIN: 486266842
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 87
Edition language: English
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Carmilla Reads
Carmilla Reads rated it
3.0 Possibly more challenging than enjoyable a read
Henry James' "The Turn of the Screw" follows a popular convention in classic horror that the story is presented to us with a wrap around narration. At a party people are encouraged to tell each other creepy tales and this one is told to them (and us) by the recipient of correspondence from the gover...
Words of a Bibliophile
Words of a Bibliophile rated it
2.0 The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
I had gone into this expecting to be spooked, but I mostly got confused instead. The main narrator's propensity to jump to conclusions without any solid proof and instantly believing them as truths made me question her reliability. The writing certainly doesn't help—it's dense and convoluted, even s...
TeaStitchRead
TeaStitchRead 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 Books
Jennifer's Books 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...
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