Das Durchdrehen der Schraube

Eine Geistergeschichte

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423428260

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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100. Todestag von Henry James Eine der verstörendsten und raffiniertesten Geschichten für spannende Abende: Eine junge Pfarrerstochter wird auf einem abgeschiedenen englischen Landgut als Gouvernante eingestellt. Als ihr die Geister zweier verstorbener Angestellter erscheinen, verfällt sie in den wahnhaften Eifer, die Kinder beschützen zu müssen. Unheilvolle Dinge geschehen ...

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Giunti Editore

ISBN: 8809753216

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 250

View: 1070


ePub: FL0053; PDF: FL1294

Benjamin Britten: The Turn of the Screw

Author: Patricia Howard,Richard Wagner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521283564

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 164

View: 3017


This book is designed to introduce the non-specialist music lover to Britten's opera, The Turn of the Screw. The opening chapters by Vivien Jones and Patricia Howard deal with the literary source of the opera Oames's novella), the structure of the libretto, and the technique by which a short story was transformed into an opera. The central chapter, on the musical style and structures of the opera, includes an account of the composition process deduced from early sketches of the work by John Evans, an analysis of the unique form of the opera with a more detailed examination of the last scene by Patricia Howard, and an account of the significance and effect of the orchestration by Christopher Palmer. Finally, Patricia Howard traces the stage history of the work, from its initial reception in Venice in 1954, through some seminal reinterpretations in the 1960s to its present established position in the repertoire. The book is generously illustrated and there is also a bibliography and discography.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: N.A

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN: 0237541106

Category: Children's stories

Page: 48

View: 1616


The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux was written in 1909. A young singer, Christine Daee, makes a triumphant debut at the Opera – and then disappears. What has happened to her, and could the mysterious Opera ghost be to blame? Christine's lover, Raoul de Chagny, spies a mysterious stranger shadowing her and decides to follow....This title is part of a wonderful new series that offers a quick way into a range of exciting stories. Fast-moving and accessible, each story is a shortened, dramatically illustrated version of the classic novel, which loses none of the strength and flavour of the original. Retold rather than abridged.

James's The Turn of the Screw

Author: Leonard Orr

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826424325

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 107

View: 7737


A concise, authoritative but very readable guide to The Turn of the Screw, offering students a guide to contexts, language, criticism and reading the text.

The Turn of the Screw - Literary Touchstone Classic

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 1580491618

Category: Children

Page: 142

View: 5242


This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader more fully appreciate the rich complexity of James' language, images, and symbols.Before there was Alfred Hitchcock, there was Henry James, and before Psycho, there was The Turn of the Screw.Why is the young governess the only one who can see the ghosts?Are her young charges haunted or evil?Or is the governess herself mad?The book that claims to start out as a Christmas Eve ghost story quickly becomes a tale of psychological horror as the governess struggles-and ultimately fails-to protect the children from the "corruption" that only she can conceive of...but cannot name.Richly wrought in Late-Victorian prose, Henry James' most famous novel is both hauntingly beautiful and a shocking glimpse into the ultimate source of evil...the human mind.

Function and Analysis of the Ghosts in 'Turn of the Screw ' by Henry James

Author: Katrin Zielina

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638882608


Page: 32

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Seminar paper from the year 2002 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2+ (B), University of Frankfurt (Main) (Institute for England und American Studies), course: Introduction to Literature Studies, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Henry James s "The Turn Of The Screw" has been often interpreted since it was first published in 1898. There are a lot of hints in the story, but those hints are rarely stated directly. So the difficulty in reading and judging the story in one certain way makes it even more challenging to read. Until today critics have not come to an agreement whether Miles and Flora or only the governess are haunted by the ghosts. So one might pose the question "When do critics ever share the same opinion'." After all there are always different people with different opinions who read one and the same story completely different at all. But nevertheless every author has a certain intention, the purpose to convey a message by writing the story down. Possibly the openness to various interpretations is the point of the novel. Basically this is what every reader should have in mind. Many questions move critics concerning "The Turn Of The Screw," e. g. "What does the governess really see while her encounters with those apparitions?," "How can she describe the dead Peter Quint that detailed without ever having seen him before?" and -most essentially- "How did Miles come to death in the end'." Every question itself is interesting enough, but I find the question most exciting, what the ghosts represent if they are no real supernatural apparitions. It seems to be clear that only the governess is able to see the ghosts. As far as I remember there is no single hint that is evidenced clearly in the whole story that Mrs. Grose or the children are also able to recognize the ghosts. So possibly only the governess is haunted by the apparitions for reasons that have to be analyzed more deeply."

Henry James: The Turn of the Screw - Realistische Ghost Story ohne eindeutigen Interpretationsansatz?

Author: Meike Julia Schurreit (geb. Greinert)

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638212963

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 29

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2002 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 1,5, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (Seminar für Englische Philologie), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: [...] But probably his short novel The Turn of the Screw would remain unmentioned. The following will take a closer look at this “little tale of horror”, as James himself has called it in a letter to W. D. Howells. Dealing with literature, one always has to take into consideration the fact that the literary work cannot be interpreted without the context of the time in which it was written. Consequently, the time of interest in this case is the American realism, to whose greatest writers Henry James definitely belongs. Having chosen The Turn of the Screw as basis for the following analysis, the question how the short novel fits into the scheme of realism will be present throughout the whole work. Of course, it would have been possible to concentrate on The Portrait of a Lady, which is said to be the best and obvious example of the literature of the American realism, but in my opinion James’s short novel The Turn of the Screw serves as a splendid example to show how the aims of realism can be developed and shown on the basis of one individual character. It is not always necessary to write a book full of complex characters and interweaved actions. My work intends to show that James has succeeded in setting out his realistic ideas in a short novel of about 80 pages; 80 pages that are “loaded” with tension, unanswerable questions and mysteries and which are therefore really worth being given a closer look at. The most interesting part of The Turn of the Screw is the unusual and ingenious way of narrating and the special and independent position the reader has to take if he does not want to remain on the text’s surface but to understand its underlying structure. Therefore, my main interest while writing the following pages will be the complex juxtaposition of different narrators and their significant effect on the novel’s content. Furthermore, the analysis is going to show that it is almost impossible to come to a final and integrated interpretation of the short novel, although there can be found innumerable critical essays dealing with The Turn of the Screw. In the end, it will become obvious that this apparent inconspicuous little piece of fiction shows better than any other the complexity of human psyche and how much the latter depends on the right ability of realistic perception

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Diana Stewart,Charles Shaw,Henry James

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 9780817216726

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 46

View: 5114


The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.

The Turn of the Screw (Illustrated)

Author: Henry James

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730998900

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 170

View: 2891


The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader. The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.

The Turn of the Screw and Other Stories

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770482555

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 9329


In 1898, Henry James wrote a novella that would become one of the most famous and critically discussed ghost stories ever written, The Turn of the Screw. Three other examples of James’s tales of the supernatural, “The Altar of the Dead,” “The Beast in the Jungle,” and “The Jolly Corner,” are included in this edition. These texts reveal on both the thematic and narrative levels James’s deepest concerns as a writer. The texts in this edition are all drawn from the New York Edition of James’s works. The introduction traces the extensive critical debate around The Turn of the Screw, and situates the texts in contemporary discussions of the supernatural. Appendices include material on the tales’ reception, James’s writings on the supernatural, and the study of the supernatural in the nineteenth century.

The Turn of the Screw

Author: Jeffrey Hatcher

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822215547

Category: Drama

Page: 50

View: 3474


THE STORY: Based on the provocative tale of suspense, horror and repressed sexuality, this adaptation gives the famous story yet another turn of its own. A young governess journeys to a lonely English manor house to care for two recently orphaned c

The Turn of the Screw and the Aspern Papers

Author: Henry James

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458706885

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7409


With layers of meanings and comprehensively drawn characters, once again Henry James captures the attention of the readers. Unique themes that cover past, present, supernatural phenomenon and uncanny affairs are artistically amalgamated. Riveting!

Analysis: Henry James ́ The Turn of the Screw

Author: Raoul Festante

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638763234


Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,5, University of Hannover (Englisches Seminar Universitat Hannover), course: Literature and Photography in the 19th Century America: Spectacles of the Body, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: The "Turn of the Screw" was originally published as a serialized novel in a magazine called Colliers Weekly. Henry James finished the work on the story in 1897 and published the text which consisted of twelve chapters plus a prologue between January and April of 1898. James agreement to publish his story in Colliers Weekly was connected to the precondition that he would publish it also as a book. In 1908, James published his complete works under the title "The Turn of the Screw: The New York Edition." The Turn of the Screw was published at a time during which the interest in Psychical Research and supernatural phenomena was very predominant. The Society for Psychical Research had been founded in 1882 of which James brother and father where both members of. Thus, James was not only familiar with the cases of ghost apparitions but used these informations for his ghost stories among which The Turn of the Screw surely became the most important to date. In the preface of his 1908 edition he stressed however the fact that Peter Quint and Miss Jessel were not ghosts in the traditional sense as the Society of Psychical Research where observing. He pointed out that "(...) Peter Quint and Miss Jessel are not "ghosts" at all, as we know the ghost, but goblins, elves, imps, demons as loosely constructed as those of the old trials of witchcraft; if not, more pleasingly, fairies of the legendary order, wooing their victims forth to see them dance under the moon." 1 This and other passages in the preface of his New York edition from 1908 caused great controversy over the true meaning of The Turn of the Screw: The question was and still is: Is The Turn of the Screw a ghost st"

The Turn of The Screw and Other Short Novels

Author: Henry James

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620938

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 5666


A collection of six short novels from the celebrated author of The Portrait of a Lady and Washington Square... By turns chilling, funny, tragic, and profound, Henry James’s short novels allow readers to experience the full range of his skills and vision. The title story, a chilling masterpiece of psychological terror, mixes the phantoms of the mind with those of the supernatural. “Daisy Miller,” the tale of a provincial American girl in Rome that established James’s literary reputation, and “An International Episode” are superb examples of his focus on the clash between American and European values. And in “The Aspern Papers,” “The Alter of the Dead,” and “The Beast in the Jungle,” the author’s remarkable sense of irony, his love of plot twists, and his view of male-female relationships find exquisite expression. With an Introduction by Fred Kaplan From the Paperback edition.

New Essays on 'Daisy Miller' and 'The Turn of the Screw'

Author: Vivian R. Pollak

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521426817

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 153

View: 4569


The introduction to this 1993 volume places James's fiction in the context of the family that conditioned his concern with the sexual politics of intimate experience. The essays that follow demonstrate the continuing appeal of his fiction through an analysis of two of his most widely read tales.