The Turn of the Screw

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The Turn of the Screw

By Henry James; Peter G. Beidler (Editor)

Bedford/St. Martin's, Paper Textbook, 9780312406912, 386pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2003


This volume presents the text of the New York Edition of James’s classic 1898 short novel along with critical essays that read The Turn of the Screw from contemporary reader-response, psychoanalytic, gender, and Marxist perspectives. An additional essay demonstrates how several critical perspectives can be combined. As in the first edition, the text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms. Two of the six essays are new to the second edition, as is a selection of cultural documents and illustrations.