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.
confused and disappointed
I had to read this book for a literature class and I have to say that I am a person who loves books and has a very high reading level but I can not for the life of me understand the plot. The writing is all over the place and the characters are vague and not introduced very well. Not to mention the 19th century vocabulary which is a battle all on its own.