The Turn of the Screw by Henry James audiobook

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James
Produced by Dove Audio
Read by Stephanie Beacham

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Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781433209543

  • ISBN: 9781433213533

  • ISBN: 9781433274688

Runtime: 4.98 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

A neurotic governess at a country house claims that the two orphaned children in her care are being controlled by spirits for some evil purpose. No one else can see the ghosts, and the children themselves are silent. The psychological ambiguities in this tale have made it one of the world’s most famous intellectual ghost stories.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale.” Oscar Wilde
“James [has] gorgeous prose and skill at creating and sustaining a mood of growing unease and horror.” Booklist
“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, Playaway
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.98
Audience: Adult
Language: English