The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories (Oxford World's Classics) Paperback – 2 Apr 1998
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"A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale" (Oscar Wilde)
"It really does turn your blood cold" (Colm Tóibín)
"Technically, he is extraordinarily brilliant, and stylistically he's wonderful" (David Lodge)
"Henry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry" (Graham Greene)
"[James] is the most intelligent man of his generation" (T. S. Eliot) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
The famous and terrifying story in an edition which includes a unique selection of Henry James's ghost stories --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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James’ other work is just as delightful as The Turn of the Screw, but I’m not sold on the ‘other stories’ aspect of the title – it seems to over-promise and under-deliver, because there are only two other short stories included in my copy (‘The Pupil‘ and ‘The Third Person‘). Still, it makes for a pleasant enough read, and one that I’d highly recommend.
But The Turn of the Screw itself was always going to be the highlight here, and it’s that that will make you want to keep on reading more and more of Henry James’ writing. I promise, you’re not going to regret it.
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I found this a difficult read, you really need to concentrate on the the text and sometimes read several times to understand. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Robert thrower
Henry James is a prime aristocrat, a not always very subtle defender of the leisure class. Two short stories in this bundle show it profusely. Read morePublished on 6 Dec. 2006 by Luc REYNAERT