The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers

The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers

by Henry James

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Overview

"The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers" combines two of Henry James' most popular works into one conveniently sized volume. "The Turn of the Screw" is an intense psychological tale of terror. Beginning in an old house on Christmas Eve, it is the story of a Governess who comes to live with and take care of two young children. The Governess loves her new position in charge of the young children, however she is soon disturbed when she begins to see ghosts. In "The Aspern Papers" we have the story of a man who travels to Venice in search of Juliana Bordereau, whom he believes is in possession of some personal letters of the famous and now dead American poet, Jeffrey Aspern. Readers will delight in this classic collection of Henry James' most popular novellas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781458799173
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Publication date: 01/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 323 KB

About the Author

Born in 1843, Henry James was of Scottish and Irish ancestry. He started writing short stories and reviews for American journals in 1875 and then went on to write some twenty highly popular and influential novels, including The Portrait of a Lady and The Bostonians. He died in 1916.

Anthony Curtis is a literary journalist and critic. He has published a number of books about Somerset Maugham.


Henry James was born in 1843 in New York and died in London in 1916. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875). They include The Europeans, Washington Square, The Portrait of a Lady, The Bostonians, The Princess Casamassima, The Tragic Muse, The Spoils of Poynton, The Awkward Age, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl.

Date of Birth:

April 15, 1843

Date of Death:

February 28, 1916

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

London, England

Education:

Attended school in France and Switzerland; Harvard Law School, 1862-63

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