A Casebook on Henry James's The Turn of the Screw

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  • 384 pages
  • A Casebook on Henry James's The Turn of the Screw
  • Henry James
  • English
  • 06 February 2017
  • 9780690176384

About the Author: Henry James

Henry James, OM, son of theologian Henry James Sr., brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American born author, one of the founders and leaders of a school of realism in fiction He spent much of his life in England and became a British subject shortly before his death He is primarily known for a series of major novels in which he portrayed the


A Casebook on Henry James's The Turn of the ScrewText Of The Famous Horror Tale With Analysis And Controversy It Includes The Texts Of All Of James Own References To The Novella, In His Notebook And Letters, As Well As His Treatment Of It In The 1908 Edition Of The Aspern Papers In Which The Turn Of The Screw Was Included It Also Includes, In Chronological Order Of Publication 1924 1967 , The Full Texts Of 18 Scholarly Articles Dealing With The Turn Of The Screw, Plus The Transcript Of A 1942 Panel Discussion Of The Story On The Radio Program Invitation To Learning The Editor Intended It To Be A Sort Of Clearing House Where College Students Writing Papers Could Access Both All The Relevant Primary Source Material, And A Sampling Of The Range Of Scholarly Opinion On The Story, Including The Most Influential Articles.

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10 thoughts on “A Casebook on Henry James's The Turn of the Screw

  1. Werner says:

    I wrote all but the first sentence of the Goodreads description since those reading an individual review in their updates don t always see the book descriptions, I ll reproduce that information here Text of the famous horror tale with analysis and controversy It includes the texts of all of James own references to the novella, in his Notebook and letters, as well as his treatment of it in the 1908 edition of The Aspern Papers in which The Turn of the Screw was included It also includes, in chronological order of publication 1924 1967 , the full texts of 18 scholarly articles dealing with The Turn of the Screw, plus the transcript of a 1942 panel discussion of the story on the radio program Invitation to Learning The editor intended it to be a sort of clearing house where college students writing papers could access both all the relevant primary source material, and a sampling of the range of scholarly opinion on the story, including the most influential articles This review assumes that most readers are familiar with the premise of the James novella if not, my review of it is here.No information about the contributors or the editor and their qualifications is generally given, exce...

  2. Frankie says:

    I ve read The Turn of the Screw than once with different conclusions each time This collection of essays, however, relates a grocery list of interpretations that made me feel at first rather stupid I ll assume that anyone reading this review has read the above work Most of the critical opinion divides on whether the apparitions were real or the narrator s hallucinations, and I enjoy Aldrich s suggestion that an imaginative person can believe in the supernatural theory while a earthbound person will lean to psychopathology I could go either way There were a few ideas that boldly took their own path but lost their way.The only hesitation I have is in each critic s habit of reiterating every predecessor s argument before discussing his own theory Some of these essays of than 20 pages spen...