Henry James

The Turn of the Screw

    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    stared, tak­ing my mean­ing in; but it pro­duced in her an odd laugh. “Are you afraid he’ll cor­rupt you?”
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    “Well, that, I think, is what I came for—to be car­ried away. I’m afraid, how­ever,” I re­mem­ber feel­ing the im­pulse to add, “I’m rather eas­ily car­ried away. I was car­ried away in Lon­don!”
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    I had no drop again till the next day, for I was car­ried tri­umphantly through the fol­low­ing hours by my in­tro­duc­tion to the younger of my pupils.
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    only get on at all by tak­ing “na­ture” into my con­fi­dence and my ac­count, by treat­ing my mon­strous or­deal as a push in a di­rec­tion un­usual, of course, and un­pleas­ant, but de­mand­ing, af­ter all, for a fair front, only an­other turn of the screw of or­di­nary hu­man virtue.
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    The place, with its gray sky and with­ered gar­lands, its bared spa­ces and scat­tered dead leaves, was like a the­ater af­ter the per­for­mance—all strewn with crum­pled play­bills.
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    mo­ment was so pro­longed that it would have taken but lit­tle more to make me doubt if even I were in life.
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted2 months ago
    these fan­cies were not marked enough not to be thrown off,
    Jelena Jovanovićhas quoted3 months ago
    One could eas­ily fix his type; it never, hap­pily, dies out. He was hand­some and bold and pleas­ant, off­hand and gay and kind.
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    his lies made up my truth
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    a fair front, only an­other turn of the screw of or­di­nary hu­man virtue
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    del­i­cacy as any school­room, prob­a­bly, had ever known.
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    I was ready to know the very worst that was to be known.
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    The sum­mer had turned, the sum­mer had gone; the au­tumn had dropped upon Bly and had blown out half our lights.
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    was there to pro­tect and de­fend the lit­tle crea­tures in the world
    Random Opinionhas quoted5 months ago
    from a ro­man­tic re­vival that was al­ready a re­spectable past

    Juxtaposition

    Daniela Garcíahas quoted8 months ago
    They were, somehow, simply afraid
    enayhas quotedlast year
    When I’m bad I am bad
    Tatiana Timakovahas quotedlast year
    I re­mem­ber that the book I had in my hand was Field­ing’s Amelia
    Tatiana Timakovahas quotedlast year
    I re­new what I my­self suf­fered, I again push my way through it to the end
    Илья Каменцевhas quotedlast year
    Th­ese chil­dren were, by the strangest of chances for a man in his po­si­tion—a lone man with­out the right sort of ex­pe­ri­ence or a grain of pa­tience—very heav­ily on his hands.
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