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The turn of the screw

Author: Henry James; Peter G Beidler
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martin's ; Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2004.
Series: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Henry James
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Peter G Beidler
ISBN: 1403932352 9781403932358
OCLC Number: 62711489
Notes: Previous edition: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1995.
"Complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives."
Description: xiii, 386 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The turn of the screw : the complete text in cultural context --
Introduction : biographical and historical contexts --
Cultural documents and illustrations --
Photograph of Henry James and William James --
Children and servants --
It is the worst thing in the world to leave children with servants / Maria Edgeworth --
The Victorian governess --
The introduction / George Goodwin Kilburne --
The occupation of governess is sought merely through necessity / Anna Jameson --
Many were the daughters of clergymen / Mary Maurice --
There is a strong prejudice against governesses / Mary Maurice --
She is perfectly incompetent for her task / Elizabeth Missing Sewell --
Our governess left us, dear brother / Maria Abdy --
Apparitions and demonic possession --
Illustration / John La Farge --
Four illustrations / Eric Pape --
A sufficient number of clear and well-attested cases / B.F. Westcott --
Common-sense persists in recognizing ... a single natural group / Edmund Gurney --
The haunted house / T. Griffiths --
The absurd delusion that there is no such thing as ghosts / William T. Stead --
There must be some foundation for the rumours / Vatas-Simpson --
I plainly saw the figure of a female dressed in black / Miss C. --
What has happened to the children? / Miss G. --
Cover of Borderland --
I no longer felt I belonged to myself / William T. Stead --
Reactions, 1898 --
A horribly successful study of the magic of evil --
The deep mistake of writing the story --
The most monstrous and incredible ghost-story --
A tale of the Poe sort --
"Lesbian love" and "pederastic passion" --
Henry James responds, 1898 --
To Arthur C. Benson : the ghostly and ghastly / Henry James --
To Louis Waldstein, M.D. : "my bogey-tale dealt with things so hideous" / Henry James --
To H.G. Wells : "I had to rule out subjective complications" / Henry James --
To Frederic W.H. Myers : the most infernal imaginable evil and danger / Henry James --
From the preface to Henry James's 1908 edition of The turn of the screw --
pt. 2. The turn of the screw : a case study in contemporary criticism --
A critical history of the turn of the screw --
Reader-response criticism and The turn of the screw --
What is reader-response criticism? --
Reader-response criticism : a selected bibliography --
He began to read to our hushed little circle : are we blessed or cursed by our life with The turn of the screw? / Wayne C. Booth --
Psychoanalytic criticism and The turn of the screw --
What is psychoanalytic criticism? --
Psychoanalytic criticism : a selected bibliography --
"Red hair, very red, close-curling" : sexual hysteria, physiognomical bogeymen, and the "ghosts" in The turn of the screw / Stanley Renner --
Gender criticism and The turn of the screw --
What is gender criticism? --
Gender criticism : a selected bibliography --
"He took no notice of her; he looked at me" : subjectivities and sexualities in The turn of the screw / Priscilla L. Walton --
Marxist criticism and The turn of the screw --
What is Marxist criticism? --
Marxist criticism : a selected bibliography --
"They don't much count, do they?" : the unfinished history of The turn of the screw / Bruce Robbins --
Combining perspectives on The turn of the screw --
"I caught him, yes, I held him" : the ghostly effects of reading (in) The turn of the screw / Sheila Teahan.
Series Title: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Responsibility: Henry James ; edited by Peter G. Beidler.

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