The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

henry-james-the-turn-of-the-screwTwo cousins, miss Susan and miss Amy, inherit house from a rich relative and decide to move in together. Spinsters quickly found a common language and leaded the idle life. But hearts which do not know the hardships of love, want of adventure, so ladies are taken to look for the house something of such things.

Who searches – that will find. First, the house found a bundle of old letters and then the Ghost. It is interesting to observe how the changing attitude to what is happing of the inmates of the house. Ladies almost immediately begin to turn the mysterious visitor almost boyfriend, jealous of him to each other.

Next there is the step of habituation and satiety. And that is true: with the silent Ghost of porridge will not weld. And now our virgin want to silence the Ghost…

The story is a classic example of Gothic prose. Beautifully twisted sentences do the text nice, but, alas, no more.

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