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    DescriptionA 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.


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    Title
    The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Henry James, Edited by T. J. Lustig
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 232 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199536177
    ISBN 10: 0199536171
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: DSBF
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC E4L: HOR, SST
    BIC subject category V2: FYB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.4
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: FK
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 04
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 813.4
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    BISAC V2.8: FIC012000
    DC22: 813/.4
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    B&T Approval Code: C26104601
    LC classification: PS2116 .T8 2008
    BISAC V2.8: FIC029000
    Thema V1.0: FK, DSBF, FYB
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Table of contents
    Sir Edmund Orme; Owen Wingrave; The Friends of the Friends; The Turn of the Screw