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TheTurn of the Screw and Other Stories

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Henry James was born on 15 April 1843 in New York to a wealthy and intellectual family and as a y... Read More

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Henry James was born on 15 April 1843 in New York to a wealthy and intellectual family and as a youth travelled widely and studied in Europe. He briefly studied law at Harvard before he took up writing full-time. His first novel, Watch and Ward, was published in 1871 and many followed including Roderick Hudson (1875), Portrait of a Lady (1881), The Awkward Age (1899), The Wings of the Dove (1902), The Ambassadors (1903) and The Golden Bowl (1904). He also wrote short stories, reviews, biographies, plays and travel books. After a brief period in Paris, James moved to London.He later settled in Rye in Sussex and became a British citizen in 1915. Henry James died on 28 February 1916.

*The inspiration behind Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor*

Discover Henry James's most famous and terrifying story in an edition which also includes a unique selection of his best loved ghost stories.


A young governess is sent to a great 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 very wrong with them. As she sets out to uncover the corrupt secrets of the house she becomes more and more convinced that something evil is watching her.

'A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale' Oscar Wilde

A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little taleIt really does turn your blood coldTechnically, he is extraordinarily brilliant, and stylistically he's wonderfulHenry James is as solitary in the history of the novel as Shakespeare is in the history of poetry[James] is the most intelligent man of his generation

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Title: TheTurn of the Screw and Other Stories
Author: Henry James
SKU: BK0412255
EAN: 9780099511236
Language: English

About Author

Henry James was born on 15th April 1843 in Washington Place, New York to a wealthy and intellectual family and as a youth travelled between Europe and America. His first novel, Watch and Ward, was published in 1871 after first appearing serially in Atlantic Monthly. After a brief period in Paris, James moved first to London and then later to Rye in Sussex. He became a British citizen in 1915 to declare his loyalty to his adopted country as well as to protest against America's refusal to enter the war on behalf of Britain. Henry James was a prolific writer and critic and from around 1875 until his death he maintained a strenuous schedule of publications in a variety of genres: novels, short story collections, literary criticism, travel writing, biography and autobiography. He died in 1916.

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