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The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories


Συγγραφέας: James Henry
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199536177
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 336
Διαστάσεις: 20x2x13
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2008
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2008

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories"

A young, inexperienced governess is charged with the care of Miles and Flora, two small children abandoned by their uncle at his grand country house. She sees the figure of an unknown man on the tower and his face at the window. It is Peter Quint, the master's dissolute valet, and he has come for little Miles. But Peter Quint is dead. Like the other tales collected here - `Sir Edmund Orme', `Owen Wingrave', and `The Friends of the Friends' - `The Turn of the Screw' is to all immediate appearances a ghost story. But are the appearances what they seem? Is what appears to the governess a ghost or a hallucination? Who else sees what she sees? The reader may wonder whether the children are victims of corruption from beyond the grave, or victims of the governess's `infernal imagination', which torments but also entrals her? `The Turn of the Screw' is probably the most famous, certainly the most eerily equivocal, of all ghostly tales. Is it a subtle, self-conscious exploration of the haunted house of Victorian culture, filled with echoes of sexual and social unease? Or is it simply, `the most hopelessly evil story that we have ever read'? The texts are those of the New York Edition, with a new Introduction and Notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Συγγραφέας/εις: James Henry
Σειρά βιβλίου: Oxford World's Classics
ISBN: 9780199536177
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 17/04/2008
Εκδότης: Oxford University Press
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 336
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Συντελεστές: Edited by: T. J. Lustig Department of American Studies, University of Keele
Τόπος έκδοσης: Oxford
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 235 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 20x2x13 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2008

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Sir Edmund Orme; Owen Wingrave; The Friends of the Friends; The Turn of the Screw

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