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The Turn of the Screw

Third Edition

2 February 2021

Henry James (Author), Jonathan Warren (Editor)


“This admirable new and expanded Norton Critical Edition, with its judiciously selected and expertly curated secondary materials, both historical and critical, and accompanied by Jonathan Warren's excellent introduction, is an invaluable resource for students, instructors, and scholars.” —Sheila Teahan, Michigan State University

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • The New York Edition text of the novel—the one that had James’s final authority—newly and fully annotated by Jonathan Warren.
  • A full introduction, compositional history and textual notes by Jonathan Warren.
  • Revised and expanded contextual materials, topically organised to promote classroom discussion: “James, the Ghost Story, and the Supernatural”, “James on The Turn of the Screw”, “Other Possible Sources for The Turn of the Screw” and, new to the Third Edition, “Adaptations and Illustrations”. Thirty-two critical assessments—from early reactions to the present day—sixteen of them new to the Third Edition.
  • A chronology and suggestions for further reading.

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyse and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.



130 x 213 mm • 320 pages


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