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The Turn of the Screw: And Other Stories…

The Turn of the Screw: And Other Stories (Konemann Classics)

by Henry James

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A horror story? Really? I didn't find it too scary. Well written and tight because it was short! ( )
  JVioland | Jul 14, 2014 |
As for the quality of writing, Henry James always comes through. It's always beautiful. Though in this collection of stories, I found his sentences, on the whole, quite long, knotty, and tangled, requiring re-reading at times. As for the stories themselves, ghosts and the supernatural are not exactly my cup of tea, especially the title story - didn't care for it at all. Still, Henry James remains superb in his power of description. ( )
  Clara53 | Jun 7, 2011 |
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The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas Eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child.
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1. The Turn of the Screw
2. The Friends of the Friends
3. Owen Wingrave
4. Sir Edmond Orme
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A young governess is sent to a country house to care for two orphaned children. To begin with Flora and Miles seem to be model pupils but gradually the governess starts to suspect that something is wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the secrets of the house, she becomes more convinced that something evil is watching her.… (more)

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