Two terrifying ghost stories from master storyteller Henry James featuring an afterword by bestselling author Kate Mosse.
Henry James was born in New York in 1843 and was educated in Europe and America. He left Harvard Law School in 1863, after a year's attendance, to concentrate on writing, and from 1869 he began to make prolonged visits to Europe, eventually settling in England in 1876. His literary output was prodigious and of the highest quality: more than ten outstanding novels, including The Portrait of a Lady and The American; countless novellas and short stories; as well as innumerable essays, letters, and other pieces of critical prose. Known by contemporary fellow novelists as 'The Master', James died in London in 1916.
There are phrases and scenes in the book written with such skill
and care and trickery as to make any reader follow it with a great
unease . . . It is a very frightening story -- Colm Toibin *
In this age of anxiety, in which a child may be in her room and yet, through a laptop, can be anywhere in the world, The Turn of the Screw is particularly resonant - every parent's battle to protect their children from unnamed malevolence -- Gillian Flynn * New York Times Book Review *