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The lovely Nisha Moodley is talking about Turn of the Screw. I adore Henry James, even if he does have convoluted sentences. If you are not familiar with this story, read on, it might just be what you are looking for.

Originally posted on ArtiPeeps:

Welcome to Classic Friday with Nisha Moodley, your monthly journey into  Classic authors  and their Literature!

Nisha MoodleyNisha is a South African writer, blogger, amateur historian, mystery-chaser and former ghost-hunter who, with a completed collection of short-stories under her belt, is currently working on her first full-length novel.

http://nmwritersbloq.wordpress.com

I hope you enjoy this ‘Classic Friday’ entry and I’ll be back on  Friday 22nd February for some more…

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The Turn Of the Screw - PenguinTITLE: TURN OF THE SCREW

AUTHOR: HENRY JAMES

GENRE: 19th century GOTHIC HORROR

DATE FIRST PUBLISHED: 1898

NO. OF PAGES: 133 (my copy : Vintage Classics/Random House)

It’s been mentioned in numerous popular TV shows including CSI and LOST; it has been the inspiration for many Hollywood movies like Deborah Kerr’s The Innocents (1961) and Nicole Kidman’s The Others (2001). Oscar Wilde described it as “a most wonderful, lurid and poisonous little tale.”

So what is it about Henry James’ Turn…

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  1. Ms Tingle

    I will have to keep my eye open for this book.

    • You can actually download it for free on ereaders and onto your computer because it is out of copyright. There are also versions of the film which are really enjoyable. You have to bear with Henry James because he uses long, convoluted sentences but once you get into the flow of it, it is wonderful. Actually there are lots of his books you can download – some of which are set in Italy. Hugs to you through the air.

  2. Ms Tingle

    Okay thanks and good night going to bed, it is not late here only 9.52pm but the hot Milo with a shot of Brandy has many me a little sleepy; but it was enjoyable especially whilst reading about Harriet Twine and her adventures on the train. T.T.F.N

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