The Turn of the Screw

October 23, 2019
Henry James
1898
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Gabriel
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Tonight, as part of our October classic horror series, we'll be reading the opening to The "Turn of the Screw", an 1898 gothic ghost story by Henry James. The novella focuses on a governess who, caring for two children at a remote estate, becomes convinced that the grounds are haunted. Some critics have argued that the brilliance of "The Turn of the Screw" results from its ability to create an intimate sense of confusion and suspense within the reader.