Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Turn of The Screw And Other Stories

Classic Gothic Short Stories by Henry James

One of the interesting things about these stories is the ambiguity. The stories all follow a slow and tense building of events up to the inevitable conclusion, but always leaving room for doubt about the reality of these visions. In these stories we witness social unease, between families, between couples between people and their own emotions and memories. There are repressed emotions that are perhaps unleashed as the seemingly spiritual manifestations.

Whether these stories were truly about ghosts or not I really loved them and I think they are a must-read for anyone interested in the history of the Gothic genre or lovers (like me) of classic Gothic tales.

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