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Dec 31, 2019
| ISBN 9780143135708
Dec 31, 2019
| ISBN 9780525507406
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Dec 31, 2019 | ISBN 9780143135708
Dec 31, 2019 | ISBN 9780525507406
One of the greatest ghost stories ever told, The Turn of the Screw is now a feature film from Universal Pictures premiering January 24th, produced by Steven Spielberg and starring Finn Wolfhard and Mackenzie DavisThis unsettling collection brings together eight of Henry James’s tales exploring ghosts and the uncanny, including his infamous ghost story, “The Turn of the Screw,” a work saturated with evil. James’s haunting masterpiece tells of a nameless young governess sent to a country house to take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a dark foreboding of menace within the house, she soon comes to believe that something malevolent is stalking the children in her care. But is the threat to her young charges really a malign and ghostly presence or something else entirely? This collection also includes “The Jolly Corner,” “Owen Wingrave,” and further tales of visitations, premonitions, madness, grief, and family secrets, where the living are just as mysterious and unknowable as the dead. In these chilling stories, Henry James shows himself to be a master of haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension.
Henry James was born on April 15, 1843, on Washington Place in New York to the most intellectually remarkable of American families. His father, Henry James Sr., was a brilliant and eccentric religious philosopher; his brother was one of the… More about Henry James
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