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The Turn of the Screw and other short novels
The Turn of the Screw and other short novels Author:henry james The Turn of the Screw, Daisy Miller, An International Episode, The Aspern Papers, The Altar of the Dead, The Beast in the Jungle. — Henry James considered "the beautiful and blest nouvelle" to be "the ideal form" for fiction, and to this genre he brought the full perfection of his imaginative artistry. The themes he chose and the values he set f... more »orth in the six nouvelles that comprise this Signet Classic typify the depth and power of his craftsmanship - the unique perception of a writer who unerringly deciphers the mind of a gay and flirtatious American girl among the sophisticates of Europe...the motivations of a man who spends a lifetime waiting to experience his "rare and strange" destiny. "Few writers of fiction have been so inventive as Henry James," writes Willard Thorp. Edmund Wilson commented that "he can be judged only in the company of the very greatest."