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American author Henry James (1843–1916) spent most of his career in Europe and ultimately adopted British citizenship. A prolific writer of criticism, biography, and travel-related books and articles, James is known above all for his highly influential novels, which frequently explore the clash of Old and New World cultures.
|The turn of the screw : the complete text in cultural context|
|Introduction : biographical and historical contexts||p. 3|
|Cultural documents and illustrations||p. 121|
|Photograph of Henry James and William James||p. 122|
|Children and servants||p. 123|
|It is the worst thing in the world to leave children with servants||p. 123|
|The Victorian governess||p. 128|
|The introduction||p. 128|
|The occupation of governess is sought merely through necessity||p. 128|
|Many were the daughters of clergymen||p. 133|
|There is a strong prejudice against governesses||p. 134|
|She is perfectly incompetent for her task||p. 135|
|Our governess left us, dear brother||p. 137|
|Apparitions and demonic possession||p. 139|
|Four illustrations||p. 140|
|A sufficient number of clear and well-attested cases||p. 144|
|Common-sense persists in recognizing ... a single natural group||p. 146|
|The haunted house||p. 149|
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