Henry James was arguably the greatest practitioner of what has been called the psycological ghost story. His stories explore he region qhich lies betqeen the supernatural of straightforwardly marvellous and the darker areas of the human psyche.
This edition includes all ten of his ’apparitional’ stories, or ghost stories in the strict sence of the term, and as such is the fillest collection currently available. The stories range widely in tone and type. They include ’The Jolly Corner’, a compelling story of psychological doubling, ’Owen Wingrave’, qhich is also a subtle parable of military tradition; ’the Private Life’, qhich finds a shrewd, high comedy in its ghostly theme.
The volume also includes Jamis’s great novella ’the Turn of the Screw’ perhaps the most ambiguous and disturbing ghost story ever written.