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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (Book Analysis)

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Unlock the more straightforward side of The Turn of the Screw with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which follows a young, naïve governess as she looks after two orphaned children in the English countryside. However, it soon becomes apparent that the idyllic country house is home to dark secrets and that her young children are not as innocent as they seem. The ambiguity surrounding the veracity of the governess’s account and her sanity have sparked lively critical debate that shows no signs of abating even today; indeed, much of the novella’s power stems from this ambiguity. The Turn of the Screw is one of the American writer Henry James’s best-known works, alongside classics including What Maisie Knew and The Portrait of a Lady. He was particularly well-known for the acute psychological insight of his writing, which was far ahead of its time.

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