The Turn of the Screw

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Personalized Hardcover

If you purchase the HARDCOVER edition of THE TURN OF THE SCREW, we will stamp in gold leaf the initials or name of your choice (up to 20 characters) on the front of the book in order to personalize the classic for your library collection. 

So how does it work?

  1. Order the book. During check-out, add the initials/name you want embossed on the front of the book by writing "CHOSEN TEXT: [Initials/name]" For instance, if you picked "Fido the Dog," you would write "CHOSEN TEXT: Fido the Dog." (That's 12 characters⁠—10 letters and 2 spaces!)
  2. Choose your preferred shipping method.
  3. Stock up on coffee and wait for your book delivery! Note that because we hand-emboss all titles, the book may take up to a couple of weeks to arrive. 

Free Ebook

Looking just to read the text of THE TURN OF THE SCREW? Choose the ebook version, which is and will always be free! We offer a formatted ebook of THE TURN OF THE SCREW for the ereader of your choice. Select:

  • .mobi files for Amazon
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  • .pdf if you just want to peruse on your computer, NBD

 

Book Description

On one spooky Christmas eve, a man named Douglas promises a strange tale to his listeners and pulls out a manuscript written by a governess. The account describes the governess' time at an English estate, where she looked over two children: the sweet, young Flora, and the elder Miles, just as sweet, but returned home from boarding school after a mysterious expulsion.

With the master of the estate absent, and very vocal in his directions to the governess to disturb him for no possible reason, the governess undertakes the education of both children. Unable to comprehend how a boy as kind as Miles could be forbidden from returning to school, the governess seeks to take care of both of her charges as best as she can. But though the master is gone, the small group is not alone: besides the servants at the estate, two mysterious figures keep appearing to the governess, figures who seem intent on making contact with the children. 

As the figures become bolder, and the governess grows more afraid, she begins to ask herself: do the children know? Are they somehow complicit? And what's more, the reader begins to ask the question that has been debated since the publication of THE TURN OF THE SCREW: Are the figures supernatural ghosts?

Or is the governess mad?

THE TURN OF THE SCREW is the second gothic novel in the Green Collection, Greenleaf & Plympton's inaugural collection of five classic gothics. The novels in this collection include:

  • JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë
  • THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James
  • THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO by Alexandre Dumas
  • NORTHANGER ABBEY by Jane Austen
  • THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle