The greatest ghost story in the English language, Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw is a hauntingly atmospheric tale of supernatural events.
A young governess takes over the charge of two orphaned siblings, Miles and Flora, in a large, isolated country house. Unguided and almost entirely alone, the governess attempts to bring normality and joy into the children’s lives but quickly comes to believe that something sinister is threatening her new charges. Is an intruder lurking within the house’s grounds or could a more malevolent, ghostly force be behind the terrifying events at Bly Manor?
Originally published in 1898, The Turn of the Screw remains an excellent exploration of human psychology and is known as a masterful example of the written ghost story. This spine-chilling novella is perfect for fans of classic horror fiction, or those with an interest in the work of Henry James.