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The turn of the screw : authoritative text, contexts, criticism / Henry James ; edited by Jonathan Warren, York University.

Author/creator James, Henry, 1843-1916 author.
Other author/creatorWarren, Jonathan editor.
Format Book and Print
EditionThird edition.
Publication Info New York, N.Y. : W. W. Norton & Company, [2021]
Descriptionxxiii, 296 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Norton critical editions: American realism & reform
Norton critical edition. ^A538572
Contents James, the Ghost Story, and the Supernatural / Henry James -- To Thomas Sergeant Perry [So Much for Cora] -- A Notebook Entry [Subject for a Ghost-Story] -- A Notebook Entry [Another Theme of the Same Kind] -- From a Preface [The Whole Fairy-Tale Side of Life] -- To Theodate Pope Riddle [Beneath Comment or Criticism] -- James on the Turn of the Screw / Henry James -- A Notebook Entry [Idea of a Servant Suspected] -- A Notebook Entry [Grose] -- A Notebook Entry [Note Here the Ghost-Story] -- To Alice [Mrs. William] James [Finished My Little Book] -- To A. C. Benson [Of the Ghostly and Ghastly] -- To Paul Bourget [A Little Volume Just Published] -- To Dr. Waldstein [My Bogey-Tale Dealt with Things So Hideous] -- To H. G. Wells [The Thing Is Essentially a Pot-Boiler] -- To F. W. H. Myers [The T. of the S. Is a Very Mechanical Matter] -- To W. D. Howells [Another Duplex Book Like the "Two Magics"] -- A Notebook Entry [Something as Simple as The Turn of the Screw] -- To W. D. Howells [To Concoct a "Ghost" of Any Freshness] -- Preface to the New York Edition [An Exercise of the Imagination] -- Other Possible Sources for the Turn of the Scflew -- The Genesis of "The Turn of the Screw" / Robert Lee Wolff -- Psychical Research and "The Turn of the Screw" / Francis X. Roellinger Jr. -- The Turn of the Screw and Alice James / Oscar Cargill -- [Moral Anxiety, Vulgar Sexuality, and the Victorian Governess] / Mary Poovey -- [Pure and Strangely Erotic: The Victorian Child] / James R. Kincaid -- Adaptations and Illustrations -- Illustration in Collier's Weekly (February 12, 1898) / Eric Pape -- Illustration in Collier's Weekly (March 5, 1898) / John La Farge -- Illustration in Collier's Weekly (February 12, 1898) -- At a House in Harley Street / Charles Demuth -- The Governess First Sees the Ghost of Peter Quint -- Flora and the Governess -- The Governess, Mrs. Grose and the Children -- Miles and the Governess -- The Innocents: Film Stills -- Britten's The Turn of the Screw (2011) / Los Angeles Opera -- Britten's The Turn of the Screw (2014) / Glyndebourne Festival Opera -- Britten's The Turn of the Screw (2011) -- Selected Stage and Screen Adaptations, 1950 -- 2020 -- Criticism -- Early Reactions: 1898 -- 1926 -- Magic of Evil and Love / The New York Times -- To Ford Madox Ford [An Intellectual Thrill] / Joseph Conrad -- A Masterpiece by Mr. Henry James / New York Tribune -- To Oliver Lodge [The Little Boy Feels Pederastic Passion] / F. W. H. Myers -- [The Story Is Distinctly Repulsive] / The Outlook -- To the Hon. A. E. Bontine [A Kind of Phosphorescent Trail] / Joseph Conrad -- Academy Portraits: Mr. Henry James / Henry Harland -- Mr. James's New Book / The Bookman -- Henry James as a Ghost Raiser / Droch -- On Books at Christmas / John D. Barry -- Two Volumes from Henry James / The American Monthly Review of Reviews -- [The Most Hopelessly Evil Story] / The Independent -- To Robert Ross [Wonderful, Lurid, Poisonous] / Oscar Wilde -- [Psychic Phenomena] / The Chautauquan -- [Facts, or Delusions] / Oliver Elton -- Henry James, and the Ghostly / A. R. Orage -- [Henry James's Ghosts] / Virginia Woolf -- [Merely Declining to Think About Homosex] / E. M. Forster -- Major and Recent Criticism -- A Pre-Freudian Reading of The Turn of the Screw / Harold C. Goddard -- Henry James to the Ruminant Reader: The Turn of the Screw / Edna Kenton -- The Ambiguity of Henry James / Edmund Wilson -- The Freudian Reading of The Turn of the Screw / Robert B. Heilman -- Introduction to Stories of the Supernatural / Leon Edel -- From The Secret of Narrative / Tzvetan Todorov -- Turning the Screw of Interpretation / Shoshana Felman -- James: Twists of the Governess / Henry Sussman -- Recognition: Servant in the Ending / Bruce Robbins -- Screwing with Children in Henry James / Ellis Hanson -- The Turn of the Screw, or: the Dispossessed Hearts of Little Gentlemen / Eric Haralson -- Turning the Screw Again: The Precocious Colonial Child in Henry James's Story / Paul Sharrad -- An Innocence Worse Than Evil in The Turn of the Screw / Michelle H. Phillips -- Material Turns of the Screw: The Collier's Weekly Serialization of The Turn of the Screw (1898) / Kirsten MacLeod.
Abstract "Based on the New York Edition text, this third edition of Norton Critical Edition of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James features the popular horror story of a woman hired as a governess for two children at a desolate estate. As mysterious figures begin to appear and evil lurks in the shadows, the young governess is determined to protect the children at all costs. The "Contexts" in the Norton Critical Edition provide readers with excerpts of James' notebook entries and letters, illustrations, and other possible sources for The Turn of the Screw. "Criticism" includes reactions and reviews from as early as 1898 to more major and recent criticisms. A chronology and selected bibliography are also included"-- Provided by publisher.
General note"A Norton critical edition."
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Genre/formGhost stories.
Genre/formHorror fiction.
Genre/formGhost stories.
LCCN 2020028298
ISBN9780393420371 paperback
ISBN039342037X paperback
ISBNelectronic publication
Standard identifier# 40030288449

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