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Published by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • American Ghost stories,
  • History and criticism,
  • Supernatural in literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Anna Despotopoulou and Kimberly C. Reed
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2127.S94 H46 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 196 p. ;
Number of Pages196
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25060561M
ISBN 100230115268
ISBN 109780230115262
LC Control Number2011003101
OCLC/WorldCa692287867

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About this book: Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psychological ghost story. His stories explore the region which lies between the supernatural or straightforwardly marvellous and the darker areas of the human psyche. This edition includes all ten of his 'appacitional' stories, or ghost stories in the strict sense of the term, and as such is the. Buy the Hardcover Book Henry James and the Supernatural by A. Despotopoulou at , Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. This book is a collection of essays on ghostly fiction by Henry James. The contributors analyze James's use of the ghost story as a subgenre and the difficult theoretical. Why was Henry James drawn to the supernatural and what narrative purpose did his repeated use of the ghostly fulfill? Covering a wide range of James's fiction and non-fiction, distinguished James scholars deal with the complex ways in which James's interest in the supernatural blends with his philosophical historical and cultural engagement. The Turn of the Screw is an horror novella by Henry James that first appeared in serial format in Collier's Weekly magazine (January 27 – Ap ). In October it appeared in The Two Magics, a book published by Macmillan in New York City and Heinemann in London. Classified as both gothic fiction and a ghost story, the novella focuses on a governess who, caring for two.