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The Turn of the Screw
Henry James
publisher: Querido, Amsterdam, 1898



refered to by:
Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Frankenstein
Mary Shelley




The Psychiatrist and Other Stories
J.M. Machado de Assis

The Chamber of Secrets
J.K. Rowling


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The narrator is a young governess, sent off to a country house to take charge of two orphaned children. She finds a pleasant house and a comfortable housekeeper, while the children are beautiful and charming. But she soon begins to feel the presence of intense evil.


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The Turn of the Screw
1898
The narrator is a young governess, sent off to a country house to take charge of two orphaned children. She finds a pleasant house and a comfortable housekeeper, while the children are beautiful and charming. But she soon begins to feel the presence of intense evil.
Daisy Miller
1878
The beautiful young American Daisy Miller travels to Europe with her mother, and in her innocence and audacity offends convention and seems to compromise her reputation.


The Portrait of a Lady
1881 (first publ. 1880-81 as serial)
Transplanted to Europe from her native America, Isabel Archer has candour, beauty, intelligence, an independent spirit and a marked enthusiasm for life. An unexpected inheritance apparently gives her freedom, but despite all her natural advantages she makes one disastrous error of judgement and the result is genuinely tragic.
The Aspern Papers
1888
The tale of a literary historian determined to get his hands on some letters written by a great poet. Such is his drive, he is quite prepared to use trickery and deception to achieve his aims...
The Wings of the Dove
1902
A young couple plan to extort money from a naive and trusting American heiress who is terminally ill.
The Europeans
1878
Eugenia, an American expatriate brought up in Europe, arrives in rural New England with her charming brother Felix, hoping to find a wealthy second husband after the collapse of her marriage to a German prince.
The Awkward Age
1899

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