The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
(Penguin Popular Classics)

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"The Turn of the Screw" is an intense psychological tale of terror. It begins in an old house on Christmas Eve. It is the story of a Governess who comes to live with and take care of two young children. The Governess loves her new position in charge of the young children, however she is soon disturbed when she begins to see ghosts.
 

About Henry James

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Colm Tóibín was born in Ireland in 1955. He is the author of six novels including The Blackwater Lightship; The Master, winner of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Brooklyn, winner of a Costa Book Award. Twice short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, Colm Tóibín is the Leonard Milberg Lecturer in Irish Studies at Princeton University and lives in Dublin and New York.
 
Published July 1, 1962 by Signet. 461 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Religion & Spirituality, Children's Books, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, History, Travel, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Non-fiction

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Catrine Kirkman's glamorous, sophisticated Miss Jessel is better judged in this respect, and her scene with her fellow-ghost – David Menezes's dangerously seductive Quint – is superbly realised, the two former lovers' mutual resentment seething in silence before bursting out into embittered vocal...

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Andrew Clements hailed English National Opera's exceptional production of the "profoundly ambiguous opera" (conducted, in 2009 on the first revival of David McVicar's production, by Charles Mackerras 55 years after he conducted the work's UK premiere), and slated Luc Bondy's 2002 Edinburgh intern...

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