The Turn of the Screw

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The Turn of the Screw

Henry James


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The Turn of the Screw is an 1898 horror novella by Henry James that first appeared in serial format in Collier's Weekly magazine. Classified as both Gothic fiction and a ghost story, the novella focuses on a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted.
A cornerstone text of academics who subscribed to New Criticism, the novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive.
Narrated by Michael Ward.