The Turn of the Screw by Henry James audiobook

The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James
Read by Jefferson Mays  and Bianca Amato

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781511536738
4.90 Hours 1
Format : CD (In Stock)
  • Regular Price: $32.99

    Special Price $21.44

    ISBN: 9781664458857

    Free shipping on orders over $35

    In Stock ● Ships in 1-2 days

The Turn of the Screw is a fireside tale of evil and mystery. Filled with extraordinary drama, Henry James' story has been widely popular ever since its publication in 1898. It also inspired a film, a play, and an opera. A governess has been hired to care for two orphaned young children in their uncle' s English country home. But soon after she meets the boy and his sister, the governess begins to see fearful apparitions. With growing alarm, she must wonder about the target of the ghostly presences. Are they haunting her, or the sweet, innocent children? Henry James gives no answers to this question. Instead, he leaves the listener to ponder the relationships between evil and horror, imagination and reality.

Learn More

Summary

Summary

A New York Public Library Staff Pick of Favorite Books of the Last 125 Years

The Turn of the Screw is a fireside tale of evil and mystery. Filled with extraordinary drama, Henry James' story has been widely popular ever since its publication in 1898. It also inspired a film, a play, and an opera. A governess has been hired to care for two orphaned young children in their uncle' s English country home. But soon after she meets the boy and his sister, the governess begins to see fearful apparitions. With growing alarm, she must wonder about the target of the ghostly presences. Are they haunting her, or the sweet, innocent children? Henry James gives no answers to this question. Instead, he leaves the listener to ponder the relationships between evil and horror, imagination and reality.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A most wonderful, lurid, poisonous little tale.” Oscar Wilde

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Henry James

Author Bio: Henry James

Henry James (1843–1916), American novelist, short-story writer, and man of letters, was born in Washington Place, New York, to a family of distinguished philosophers and theologians. He attended schools in New York, Boston, and throughout Europe, where he later settled. A major figure in the history of the novel, he is celebrated as a master craftsman who brought his great art and impeccable technique to bear in the development of abiding moral themes.

Details

Details

Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English