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The Turn of the Screw

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The Turn of the Screw is a novel written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. Throughout his career James was attracted to the ghost story genre. However, he was not fond of literature's stereotypical ghosts, the old-fashioned 'screamers' and 'slashers'. Rather, he preferred to create ghosts that were eerie extensions of everyday reality—"the strange and sinister embroidered on the very type of the normal and easy." The Turn of the Screw is no exception to this formula. In fact, some critics[who?] have wondered if he didn't intend the "strange and sinister" to be embroidered only on the governess's mind and not on objective reality. The result has been a long-standing critical dispute about the reality of the ghosts and... More > the sanity of the governess.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781105581304
Edition
First Edition
Publisher
Green King Press
Published
January 15, 2013
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
120.47 KB

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