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The beautiful child : a ghost story based on a tale by Henry James

Author: Emma Tennant
Publisher: London : Peter Owen Publishers, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part detective story, part analysis of a writer's urge to place real people in his fiction, this is a Christmas fireside tale that examines the horrors of The Turn of the Screw while revealing those of today. We read Henry James's unfinished tale, The Beautiful Child, with its chilling depiction of cruelty and neglect, which he abandoned in 1902. And we learn about the terrifying scandal behind James's inability to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tennant, Emma.
Beautiful Child.
London : Peter Owen Publishers, 2013
Named Person: Henry James; Henry James
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emma Tennant
ISBN: 9780720614589 0720614589 9780720614596 0720614597
OCLC Number: 830169667
Description: 1 online resource (139 pages)
Contents: Cover; The Beautiful Child; Title; Dedication; Part I; Professor Jan Sunderland; Part II; Miss Theodora Bosanquet, 1950; Professor Jan Sunderland; Part III; Miss Bosanquet; Professor Jan Sunderland; Miss Bosanquet; Professor Jan Sunderland; The Beautiful Child --
an Unfinished Story by Henry James; Professor Jan Sunderland; Mary Weld's Story; Professor Jan Sunderland; Epilogue; Appendix; By the Same Author; Copyright; Some Authors We Have Published.
Responsibility: Emma Tennant.

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Part detective story, part analysis of a writer's urge to place real people in his fiction, this is a Christmas fireside tale that examines the horrors of The Turn of the Screw while revealing those of today. We read Henry James's unfinished tale, The Beautiful Child, with its chilling depiction of cruelty and neglect, which he abandoned in 1902. And we learn about the terrifying scandal behind James's inability to proceed with his story of a couple who beseech a fashionable artist to paint the child they never had? a scandal involving the alcoholic Mr and Mrs Smith who had served James.

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"A slender, sly and ingenious tale of the supernatural" --"The Telegraph" "Readers in search of a smart fright...should devour Emma Tennant's cunning, moody and bone-chilling new story inspired by Read more...

 
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