Henry James has had a tremendous influence on the development of the novel. Part of this influence has been through the type of realism that he employs. On the other hand, the most frequent criticism against James has been that he is not realistic enough.
In the novel The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, the characters of Peter Quint, a valet, and Miss Jessel, a governess, consistently appear to siblings Flora and Miles, in an apparent quest for.
During his life The Turn of the Screw was published in five authentized forms: as a serial in Collier’s Weekly early in 1898, as the first of two tales in separate English and American books in October, 1898, as the second of four tales in a volume of the New York Edition in 1908, and as the first volume of The Uniform Tales of Henry James published by Martin Secker in London, April 1915.Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw: Horror’s finest work of Ambiguity. Classically in many works of literature, especially in horror, one expects to find clear-cut heroes and villains, defined by the timeless juxtaposition of good and evil.Turn of the Screw by: Henry James After reading 'The Turn of the Screw';, by Henry James, I was left with many unanswered questions. The two main questions are, are the ghosts in the story real, or are they just figments of the narrator's imagination? When I read though the essays of criticism, I took a stand on one particular argument.
At first glance, it would appear that Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” and Tim Burton’s “Edward Scissorhands” have only one thing in common: they are both from the gothic genre. But upon looking closer, one will notice that there are a number of other similar traits between the two.Read More
Turn of the Screw by Henry James, on the surface, surrounds the demise of a child’s life and the demise of the governess that cares for him. However, when James’ diction is sifted through it dawns.Read More
The Turn of the Screw Henry James. American novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic, biographer, autobiographer, and playwright. The following entry presents criticism on James's novella.Read More
Henry James was an American novelist and critic. During his lifetime he wrote 20 novels, 112 tales, and 12 plays in addition to several volumes of travel writing and criticism. Today he is best remembered as the author of the novel The Portrait of a Lady (1881) and the novella The Turn of the Screw (1898).Read More
The Turn of the Screw is another classic I have been meaning to read for years. I didn't know much about it, but it has come up a lot lately in my Goodreads discussions and other books I have read. I was surprised to find out that it is a gothic horror story.Read More
I have used the Norton Critical Edition of Henry James' own preferred Second Edition of The Turn of the Screw time and time again in researching and preparing productions of this classic story. This edition contains essential and revelatory contemporaneous reaction as well as a wealth of critical material essential to anyone who has an interest in parsing this ambiguous and disturbing tale.Read More
The Turn of the Screw - Kindle edition by James, Henry. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Turn of the Screw.Read More
After reading The Turn of the Screw, by Henry James, I was left with many unreciprocated inquiries. The two chief inquiries are, are the shades in the narrative existent, or are they merely figments of the storyteller s imaginativeness?Read More
In an old house on a Christmas Eve, the subject of ghosts is brought up. A man named Douglas tells of his sister's governess, who had reported seeing apparitions some years ago; in fact, she had recorded her experience in a manuscript that he promises to send for.Read More
Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction. He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death.Read More