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The turn of the screw

Author: Henry James; Carl Van Doren
Publisher: New York : Heritage Press, c 1949.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : Limited Editions ClubView all editions and formats
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"...the story of a governess and her charges, James conjures up inexplicable terrors." "This novella 'is told from the viewpoint of the leading character, a governess in love with her employer, who goes to an isolated English estate to take charge of Miles and Flora, two attractive and precocious children. She gradually realizes that her young charges are under the evil influence of two ghosts, Peter Quint, the  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry James; Carl Van Doren
OCLC Number: 671266410
Notes: First published 1898.
Description: 145 p. : ill.
Responsibility: by Henry James; with an introduction by Carl Van Doren & Illustrations by Mariette Lydis.

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"...the story of a governess and her charges, James conjures up inexplicable terrors." "This novella 'is told from the viewpoint of the leading character, a governess in love with her employer, who goes to an isolated English estate to take charge of Miles and Flora, two attractive and precocious children. She gradually realizes that her young charges are under the evil influence of two ghosts, Peter Quint, the ex-steward, and Miss Jessel, their former governess. At the climax of the story, she enters into open conflict with the children, as a result of which Flora is alienated and Miles dies of fright.'" Reader's Ency. 4th edition.

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