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Henry James - The Turn of The Screw & The Aspern Papers (2nd Hand Paperback)

£2.70
SKU B001542
Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback.
  • Condition : As New
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1898 & 1888 (This Ed. 1999 - Wordsworth Classics)
  • ISBN : 9781853260698
  • SKU : B001542
  • PPC : LL170gm
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.

Synopsis

With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Claire Seymour, University of Kent at Canterbury.

James was a master of the novella - the kind of tale that is shorter than a novel but longer than a short story - and many of his major themes are developed in such tales.

Each of which deals with a characteristically Jamesian subject. The Aspern Papers (1888) and The Turn of the Screw (1898) have one obvious thing in common: they are both narrated, unreliably, by their protagonists.

The Turn of the Screw is the classic ghost story for which James is most remembered. Set in a country house, it is a chilling tale of the supernatural told by a master of the genre.

The Aspern Papers is a tale of Americans in Europe, a theme in which Henry James is at his most assured and accomplished. The author cleverly evokes the drama of comédie humaine against the settings of a Venetian palace.

Reviews

"Two extremely readable tales, Turn Of The Screw is highly recommended to anyone who enjoys an atmospheric storyline, and The Aspern Papers an interesting tale which would make a good melodrama if adapted for the big screen." - Amazon Review.