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.
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Turn of the Screw
It is difficult to read the prose style of Henry James. Long, windy sentences with many parenthetical phrases. But the plot is so engaging that I read through to the tragic end.
A quick read, but long enough to captivate you.
This book had a couple of great details , but I was more so confused with the plot of the book. I felt that some parts were all over the place. They never really introduce certain characters , they simply speak about them and you as the reader have to figure out who they are and what the connection is. I also felt it was much unnecessary detail and took too long to get to the actual story line. I just wanted a little bit more from this “horror fiction”.