Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

First sentence:

"The story had held us, round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remember no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child."


"A young governess is left in sole charge of two charming and beautiful orphans. As she begins to see and hear strange things, she grows increasingly uneasy, and is swiftly drawn into a frightening battle against unspeakable evil. Forced to take action, the governess will soon discover terrible consequences."

My thoughts:

I liked this chilling book about a haunted house and its inhabitants. I especially liked the interactions between the governess and the boy.

Date read: 10/10/2013
Book #: 29
Rating: 3*/5 = good
Genre: Horror

ISBN-10: 0141194375
ISBN-13: 9780141194370
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Year: 1898; 1994 [this edition]
# of pages: 121
Binding: Trade Paperback
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