Henry James

The Turn of the Screw. Second Edition

1999 (Copyright)

Main Details
Credits
Author Henry James
Publisher Series Norton Critical Editions
Editor Deborah Esch
Editor Jonathan Warren
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Copyright Holder W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Composition PennSet, Inc.
Manufacturing by Maple-Vail Book Group*
Book Design by Antonina Krass
Cover Artist Charles Demuth
Contributing Writer Robert Lee Wolff
Contributing Writer Francis X. Roellinger
Contributing Writer Oscar Cargill
Contributing Writer T. J. Lustig
Contributing Writer Henry Harland
Contributing Writer John D. Barry
Contributing Writer Oliver Elton
Contributing Writer William Lyon Phelps
Contributing Writer A. R. Orage
Contributing Writer Virginia Woolf
Contributing Writer Harold C. Goddard
Contributing Writer Edna Kenton
Contributing Writer Edmund Wilson
Contributing Writer Katherine Anne Porter
Contributing Writer Allen Tate
Contributing Writer Mark Van Doren
Contributing Writer Robert B. Heilman
Contributing Writer R. P. Blackmur
Contributing Writer Maurice Blanchot
Contributing Writer Leon Edel
Contributing Writer Tzvetan Todorov
Contributing Writer Shoshana Felman
Contributing Writer Henry Sussman
Contributing Writer Bruce Robbins
Contributing Writer Ned Lukacher
Contributing Writer Paul B. Armstrong
About/Subject Supernatural Fiction
Works
Date
Copyright 1999
Copyright 1966
Identifying Codes
Edition No. 2
ISBN 10 0-393-95904-X
Printer's Key 6 7 8 9 0
Barcode (EAN) 9780393959048
EAN 5 90000
Format Paperback
Publication Location New York - London
Genre
Page Count / Font 271 pages / Electra with the display set in Bernhard Modern
Language English
Chapters Preface to the Second Edition

THE TEXT OF THE TURN OF THE SCREW
The Turn of the Screw
Textual History
Textual Notes

CONTEXTS

JAMES, THE GHOST STORY, AND THE SUPERNATURAL
To Thomas Sergeant Perry • ["So Much for Cora"]
A Review • ["Mysteries * * * at Our Own Doors"]
A Notebook Entry • ["Subject for a Ghost-Story"]
A Notebook Entry • ["Another Theme of the Same Kind"]
To Violet Page [Vernon Lee] • ["Not the Class of Fiction I Myself Most Cherish"]
To Francis Boott • ["I See Ghosts Everywhere"]
To Bernard Shaw • ["The Imagination * * * Leads a Life of Its Own"]
From a Preface • ["The Question * * * of the 'Supernatural'"]
Dictated Notes for The Ivory Tower • ["The Pressure and the Screw"]
Dictated Notes for The Ivory Tower • ["My Poor Blest Old Genius"]
To Theodate Pope Riddle • ["Beneath Comment or Criticism"]
Dictated Notes for The Sense of the Past • ["The Ideal Thing for Dramatic Interest"]

JAMES ON THE TURN OF THE SCREW
A Notebook Entry • ["Idea of a Servant Suspected"]
A Notebook Entry • ["Grose"]
A Notebook Entry • ["Note Here the Ghost-Story"]
To Alice [Mrs. William] James • ["Finished My Little Book"]
To A. C. Benson • ["Of the Ghostly and Ghastly"]
To Paul Bourget • ["A Little Volume Just Published"]
To Dr. Waldstein • ["That Wanton Little Tale"]
To H. G. Wells • ["The Thing Is Essentially a Pot-Boiler"]
To W. H. Myers • ["The T. of the S. Is a Very Mechanical Matter"]
To W. D. Howells • ["Another Duplex Book Like the Two Magics"]
A Notebook Entry • ["Something as Simple as The Turn of the Screw"]
To W. D. Howells • ["A Little 'Tale of Terror'"]
To W. D. Howells • ["A Story of the '8 to 10 Thousand Words'"]
Preface to the New York Edition • ["An Exercise of the Imagination"]

ILLUSTRATIONS BY CHARLES DEMUTH
"At a House in Harley Street"
"The Governess First Sees the Ghost of Peter Quint"
"Flora and the Governess"
"The Governess, Mrs. Grose and the Children"

OTHER POSSIBLE SOURCES FOR THE TURN OF THE SCREW
Robert Lee Wolff • The Genesis of "The Turn of the Screw"
Francis X. Roellinger • Psychical Research and "The Turn of the Screw"
Oscar Cargill • "The Turn of the Screw" and Alice James
T. J. Lustig • "The Turn of the Screw" and "Gabrielle de Bergerac"

CRITICISM

EARLY REACTIONS: 1898–1921
The New York Times • Magic of Evil and Love
New York Tribune • A Masterpiece by Mr. Henry James
The Outlook • ["The Story * * * Is Distinctly Repulsive"]
Henry Harland • Academy Portraits: Mr. Henry James
The Bookman • Mr. James's New Book
Droch • Henry James as a Ghost Raiser
John D. Barry • On Books at Christmas
The American Monthly Review of Reviews • Two Volumes from Henry James
The Independent • ["The Most Hopelessly Evil Story"]
The Chautauquan • ["Psychic Phenomena"]
Oliver Elton • ["Facts, or Delusions"]
William Lyon Phelps • [The "Iron Scott" Stenographer]
A. R. Orage • Henry James, and the Ghostly
Virginia Woolf • ["Henry James's Ghosts"]

MAJOR CRITICISM: 1921–70
Harold C. Goddard • A Pre-Freudian Reading of The Turn of the Screw
Edna Kenton • Henry James to the Ruminant Reader: The Turn of the Screw
Edmund Wilson • The Ambiguity of Henry James
Katherine Anne Porter, Allen Tate, Mark Van Doren • A Radio Symposium
Robert B. Heilman • The Freudian Reading of The Turn of the Screw
R. P. Blackmur • ["Her Ghosts, Her Other Selves, Those Parts of Ourselves"]
Maurice Blanchot • The Turn of the Screw
Leon Edel • Introduction to Tales of the Supernatural

RECENT CRITICISM: 1970–PRESENT
Tzvetan Todorov • The Fantastic
Shosahana Felman • Henry James: Madness and the Risks of Practice (Turning the Screw of Interpretation)
Henry Sussman • James: Twists of the Governess
Bruce Robbins • Recognition: Servant in the Ending
Ned Lukacher • "Hanging Fire": The Primal Scene of The Turn of the Screw
Paul B. Armstrong • History and Epistemology: The Example of The Turn of the Screw
T. J. Lustig • Henry James and the Ghostly

Henry James: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
Notes Printed in the United States of America

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