The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

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The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite 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. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader.

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The 435th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  2. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  3. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  4. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdf)

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