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The Turn of the Screw & Daisy Miller (Large Print)
The Turn of the Screw Daisy Miller - Large Print Author:Henry James Two Eerie Visitors... — What was the "secret" at Bly that so terrified innocent little Miles' and Flora's new spinster governess? The children were brilliant and beautiful; she adored them. Yet a ghastly Evil visited them, in the persons of their ex-governess and a discharged steward of the estate. She saw these figures fighting... more » for her charges' souls. And yet, both were dead...
THE TURN OF THE SCREW is an extraordinary ghost tale. Though Henry James may well have intended the reader to remain uncertain as to whether the ghosts were "real" or imagined by his distraught heroine (critics have interpreted the matter variously), the stories melodrama and gruesome ending have made it widely popular since 1898. As recently as the 1950's, a successful play and opera were based on it.
DAISY MILLER was first published in 1878. Although this novelette contains no supernatural ingredients, it is also a story of innocence and may be enjoyed and studied in conjunction with James' more macabre masterpiece.« less