Prestwick House, Inc.
On Sale: October 1, 2006
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a
glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader more
fully appreciate the rich complexity of James' language,
images, and symbols. Before there was Alfred Hitchcock,
there was Henry James, and before Psycho, there was The
Turn of the Screw. Why is the young governess the only one
who can see the ghosts? Are her young charges haunted or
evil? Or is the governess herself mad? The book that claims
to start out as a Christmas Eve ghost story quickly becomes
a tale of psychological horror as the governess struggles-
and ultimately fails-to protect the children from
the "corruption" that only she can conceive of...but cannot
name. Richly wrought in Late-Victorian prose, Henry James'
most famous novel is both hauntingly beautiful and a
shocking glimpse into the ultimate source of evil...the
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