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Turn of the Screw, The

Turn of the Screw, The

Auteur

Henry James

Eerste Uitgave

1898

Uitgave

1898

Uitgeverij

Penguin Books

Vorm

roman

Taal

Engels

Bladzijden

121 bladzijden

Gelezen

2001-12-25

Score

6/10

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The new governess is in sole charge of two orphan children. Although they are both remarkably well-behaved, intelligent and affectionate, she becomes increasingly uneasy. Especially after she sees a stranger seemingly in search of something - or someone a man whom she discovers is dead, like her predecessor. She then must fight a frightening battle for her pupils and against the forces of evil, a battle in which her victory will be even more terrible. The Turn of the Screw is a subtle and unconventional ghost story that concentrates on the psychological rather than the actual. It is open to widely different interpretations. Are the ghosts a real danger to the children or nmerely imagined by a lonely and susceptible woman? But what is certain is that the novel exerts a chilly and lasting power over the reader's imagination.