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The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers - Henry JamesSimply a Ghost Story? (1062 words)
by MI9to5 - written on 12/10/09 (Very useful, 79 readings)
write a review on this little story and therefore thought it was high time I did. The Turn of the Screw was written by US born British writer Henry James in 1898 and is ostensibly a ghost story but has lent itself to dozens of interpretations including Freudian ones. The story tells us about a young governess who is hired by a man whom has found himself responsible for his young niece and nephew, Flora and Miles. Upon arrival the governess meets Mrs Grose who is currently looking after Flora and who informs her that Miles is currently at boarding school. Before returning home for the summer a letter arrives from Miles school informing the governess that he has been ...