Novels Henry James (Book Guide): The Turn of the Screw, the Europeans, the Ambassadors, Washington Square, Roderick Hudson by Source Wikipedia

ISBN: 9781155236629

Published: September 6th 2011

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Novels  by  Henry James (Book Guide): The Turn of the Screw, the Europeans, the Ambassadors, Washington Square, Roderick Hudson by Source Wikipedia

Novels by Henry James (Book Guide): The Turn of the Screw, the Europeans, the Ambassadors, Washington Square, Roderick Hudson by Source Wikipedia
September 6th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 28 pages | ISBN: 9781155236629 | 3.61 Mb

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 27. Chapters: The Turn of the Screw, The Europeans, The Ambassadors, Washington Square, Roderick Hudson, The Portrait of a Lady, The Golden Bowl, The American, The Wings of the Dove, The Bostonians, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Princess Casamassima, The Sacred Fount, What Maisie Knew, The Awkward Age, The Sense of the Past, The Other House, The Outcry, Watch and Ward, The Reverberator, The Ivory Tower, Confidence.

Excerpt: The Turn of the Screw is a novella (short novel) written by Henry James. Originally published in 1898, it is ostensibly a ghost story. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favorite 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. An unnamed narrator listens to a male friend reading a manuscript written by a former governess whom the friend claims to have known and who is now dead.

The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the death of their parents. He lives mainly in London and is not interested in raising the children himself. The boy, Miles, is attending a boarding school, while his younger sister, Flora, is living at a country estate in Essex.

She is currently being cared for by the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. The governesss new employer, the uncle of Miles and Flora, gives her full charge of the children and explicitly states that she is not to bother him with communications of any sort. The governess travels to her new employers country house and begins her duties.

Miles soon returns from school for the summer just after a letter arrives from the headmaster stating that he has been expelled. Mile...



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