The Turn of the Screw
The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.
The paperback edition suggested below, presents the 1908 New York
Edition along with five critical essays - newly commissioned or revised
for a student audience - that read The Turn of the Screw from five
contemporary critical perspectives. Each critical essay is accompanied
by a succinct introduction to the history, principles, and practice of
the critical perspective and by a bibliography that promotes further
exploration of that approach. In addition, the text and essays are
complemented by an introduction providing biographical and historical
contexts for James and The Turn of the Screw, a survey of critical
responses to the novel since its initial publication, and a glossary of
critical and theoretical terms.