The Turn of the Screw, Henry James
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The Turn of the Screw

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One of the most famous ghost stories in literature, The Turn of the Screw earned its place in the annals of influential English novellas not for its qualities as a gothic ghost story, but rather for the many complex and subtle ways the reader can come to opposing conclusions as to tale’s very nature. Are the ghosts the governess sees real, or are they figments of her quiet insanity?
The Turn of the Screw was originally published as a serial, and later went through many revisions by James himself. Though there aren’t any overt suggestion that James intended his novella to be anything but a simple ghost story, the ambiguity in the narrative has captured the imagination of generations of readers and critics.
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It was such a fascinating story that I forgot what was before.

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sweet seren­ity in­deed of one of Raphael’s
Claudia Rondón Bohórquez
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The story's written. It's in a locked drawer—it has not been out for years. I could write to my man and enclose the key; he could send down the packet as he finds it

1. It's a resource to make the narration credible. 2. There must be a time for the story; people must wait. 3. The MS is under key, as if protecting the writing or maybe the people

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