The Turn of the Screw by Henry James audiobook

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James
Read by Penelope Rawlins , with  Ben Elliot

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781094014906

  • ISBN: 9781094014890

  • ISBN: 9781094014913

Runtime: 4.86 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

Perhaps the most brilliantly successful ghost story ever written, The Turn of the Screw creates a terrifyingly believable impression of innocent children so corrupted by evil that they remain deceptive pictures of innocent beauty. Their governess must struggle alone to confront and exorcise the demons which she believes possess their souls.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Ben Elliot, who reads the prologue, and Penelope Rawlins combine a skillful delivery of Henry James’s careful nineteenth-century prose with a more modern pace that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats. Rawlins’s voice subtly becomes more emotional as this masterpiece, a blend of early literary realism and ghost story, advances towards a captivating finish. Sometimes a classic sounds like a classic because it’s that good and, in this case, that scary. A listening treat.” AudioFile
“More than a horrific ghost story, The Turn of the Screw is an enigmatic and disturbing psychological novel that probes the source of terror in neuroses and moral degradation…The Turn of the Screw will continue to fascinate and to intrigue because James’ ‘cold artistic calculation’ has so filled it with suggestiveness and intentional ambiguity that it may be read at different levels and with new revelations at each successive reading.” Masterpieces of World Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Henry James

Author Bio: Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.86
Audience: Adult
Language: English