The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers

About the Author: Henry James

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers
  • Henry James
  • English
  • 15 January 2019
  • 0141439904

The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers The Apparition Had Reached The Landing Half Way Up And Was Therefore On The Spot Nearest The Window, Where, At The Sight Of Me, It Stopped Short Oscar Wilde Called James S Chilling The Turn Of The Screw A Most Wonderful, Lurid Poisonous Little Tale It Tells Of A Young Governess Sent To A Country House To Take Charge Of Two Orphans, Miles And Flora Unsettled By A Sense Of Intense Evil Within The House, She Soon Becomes Obsessed With The Belief That Malevolent Forces Are Stalking The Children In Her Care Obsession Of A Worldly Variety Lies At The Heart Of The Aspern Papers, The Tale Of A Literary Historian Determined To Get His Hands On Some Letters Written By A Great Poet And Prepared To Use Trickery And Deception To Achieve His Aims Both Works Show James S Mastery Of The Short Story And His Genius For Creating Haunting Atmosphere And Unbearable Tension.Anthony Curtis S Wide Ranging Introduction Traces The Development Of The Two Stories From Initial Inspiration To Finished Work And Examines Their Critical Reception.

10 thoughts on “The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers

  1. William1 says:

    A Turn of the Screw is fabulous I wish all his works, especially his later ones, were as ecstatically readable.

  2. Lobstergirl says:

    Please note, four stars does not mean I approve of dialogue like this So she went to To She hung fire To the gentleman s residence The gentleman s residence Yes, you know, in case of Oh, yes, well She hung fire He wasn t exactly a gentleman Wasn t a gentleman No, and it caused problems later Later If only it had been sooner Sooner They hung fire Everything depended on when she went When she went Why Because of Yes He hung fire Or Or Well you cou Please note, four stars does not mean I approve of dialogue like this So she went to To She hung fire To the gentleman s residence The gentleman s residence Yes, you know, in case of Oh, yes, well She hung fire He wasn t exactly a gentleman Wasn t a gentleman No, and it caused problems later Later If only it had been sooner Sooner They hung fire Everything depended on when she went When she went Why Becau...

  3. Roy Lotz says:

    For the second time, I have had the misfortune of choosing to reading Henry James alongside another difficult author The first time it was Proust this time, Joyce So, instead of getting the desired relief from literary headache, I get an extension of it But, of course, the fault is mine, not Henry s.When reading Henry James s work, I am reminded of a remark Stephen King made about Stanley Kubrick that he thinks too much and feels too little One gets the impression that, as Henry wrote, h For the second time, I have had the misfortune of choosing to reading Henry James alongside another difficult author The first time it was Proust this time, Joyce So, instead of getting the desired relief from literary headache, I get an extension of it But, of course, the fault is mine, not Henry s.When rea...

  4. Sketchbook says:

    James is always about thwarted desire and or sexual repression,like the man s own life In Screw the sublimated sexuality of the governess turns her into a mental case she destroys 2 children with her fantasies of corruption Are the kiddies innocent I dont think so, but they are sweet The deceiving framework is a ghost story This fools Dum Reader.In Aspern a naive repressed editor tries to coaxa crusty dowager and her cock hungry niece to part with some historic papers, but the ladies James is always about thwarted desire and or sexual repression,like the man s own life In Screw the sublimated sexuality of the governess turns her into a mental case she destroys 2 children with her fantasies of corruption Are the kiddies innocent I dont think so, but they are sweet The deceiving framework is a ghost story This fools Dum Reader.In Aspern a naive repress...

  5. piperitapitta says:

    Venezia anche un sogno, di quelli che puoi comperare Inizio a leggere Il carteggio Aspern per due motivi da un po di tempo ho una gran voglia di leggere qualcosa di Henry James e questo gi strano, perch ho letto solamente Ritratto di signora per cui non posso definirmi n esperta n appassionata di quest autore ma, nonostante ci , desidero fortemente tornare a respirare qualcosa di suo, di ottocentesco ma nordamericano e perch iniziando a leggere l autobiografia di Stefan Zwe Venezia anche un sogno, di quelli che puoi...

  6. X says:

    The Turn of the Screw was quite good, but difficult to read due to the gothic language The subtle mystery and non so subtle supernatural elements were gripping, but the ending left me, at least, still wondering about a few unresolved things.I had no idea what to expect from The Aspern Papers, but I found it easier to follow than The Turn of the Screw and even enjo...

  7. Sam says:

    Ok, I didn t actually read the Aspern Papers, just The Turn of the Screw It was recommended by a member of our book club.Firstly, I found it hard going It often took me two attempts at reading a sentence to understand it clearly I can t quite put my finger on the problem, it was clearly written in English, but the sentence structure which was probably perfectly correct was in some parts almost unintelligible.The story itself is almost as confusing I actually had to Google it afterwards Ok, I didn t actually read the Aspern Papers, just The Turn of the Screw It was recommended by a member of our book club.Firstly, I found it hard going It often took me two attempts at reading a sentence to understand it clearly I can t quite put my finger on the problem, it was clearly written in English, but the sentence structure which was probably perfectly correct was in some parts almost unintelligible.The story itself is almost as ...

  8. David says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Turn of the Screw Some poor chap was horribly abused by his governess but her cunning was such that, as an adult, he doesn t understand what he endured And now he shares the story that she first used to prevent him from seeking help from a responsible adult as a ghost story At parties Awkward and really unpleasant A bit like someone saying There was a ghost in my wardrobe when I was a child It would have killed me if I d ever told anyone about Dad raping me The Aspern Papers Much mo The Turn of the Screw Some poor chap was horribly abused by his governess but her cunning was such that, as an adult, he doesn t understand what he endured And now he shares the story that she first used to prevent him from seeking help from a responsible adult as a ghost story At parties Awkward and really unpleasant A bit like someone saying There was a ghost in my wardrobe when I was a child It w...

  9. Hadrian says:

    Two short stories by Henry James Not bad, all things considered, but his writing style is notoriously dense, and may dissuade a lot of potential readers His endings were pretty shocking, though, and actually building up suspense despite his flowery style is a worthy achievement.

  10. Edward says:

    IntroductionPreface The Aspern Papers The Turn of the Screw Notes