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The Turn of the Screw

Henry James

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Beidler, Peter G. Ghosts, Demons, and Henry James: The Turn of the Screw and the Turn of the Century. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1989.

———. Frames in James: The Tragic Muse, The Turn of the Screw, What Maisie Knew, and The Ambassadors. British Columbia, Canada: University of Victoria, 1993.

Cranfill, Thomas Mabry, and Robert Lanier Clark, Jr. An Anatomy of The Turn of the Screw . Austin: University of Texas Press, 1965.

Edel, Leon. The Life of Henry James. New York: Penguin Books, 1963.

Heller, Terry. The Turn of the Screw: Bewildered Vision. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1989.

Lustig, T. J. Henry James and the Ghostly. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1994.

Novick, Sheldon M. Henry James: The Young Master. New York: Random House, 1996.

Sheppard, E. A. Henry James and The Turn of the Screw . Auckland, New Zealand: Auckland University Press, 1974.

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Insanity

by lunagshane, April 23, 2014

The themes of insanity can be interpreted in many ways in this novel.
All of the themes I am about to discuss have to do with the Governess.

The Governess is possibly absolutely sane throughout -

Insanity

by lunagshane, April 23, 2014

The themes of insanity can be interpreted in many ways in this novel.
All of the themes I am about to discuss have to do with the Governess.

The Governess is possibly absolutely sane throughout -

Insanity

by lunagshane, April 23, 2014

First, Thank you Sparknotes for posting an uncompleted note TWICE.

Let's try this again.

The themes of insanity can be interpreted in many ways in this novel.
All of the themes I am about to discuss have to do with the Governess.

***Spoilers below***

1.) The Governess is possibly absolutely sane throughout -
~This theory is the one I feel is the least likely option in the novel. With everything going on, if she wasn't already insane before, the events in the story should have driven her to insa... Read more

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