The Turn of the Screw
In this blood-curdling story, that imagination weaves the lives of two children, a governess in love with her employer, and a sprawling country house into a flawless story, still unsurpassed as the prototype of modern horror fiction.
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This isn’t your father’s ghost story—it’s your great-grandfather’s ghost story. Published in 1898, this Gothic classic about a young governess who may or may not see dead people still packs a super-spooky punch. American novelist Henry James wrote extensively about the supernatural, but The Turn of the Screw is widely considered his creepy crowning achievement. We were caught up in the suspense from page one…and it will be a long time before we forget James’s masterfully conceived atmosphere of spine-tingling dread.