"I'm a fearful, frightful flirt! Did you ever hear of a nice girl that was not?"
This edition contains two of Henry James's most popular short works.
Travelling in Europe with her family, Daisy Miller, an exquisitely beautiful young
American woman, presents her fellow-countryman Winterbourne with a dilemma he cannot
resolve. Is she deliberately flouting social convention in the outspoken way she talks
and acts, or is she simply ignorant of those conventions? In Daisy Miller Henry
James created his first great portrait of the enigmatic and dangerously independent
American woman, a figure who would come to dominate his later masterpieces.
Oscar Wilde called James's chilling The Turn of the Screw 'a most wonderful,
lurid poisonous little tale'. It tells of a young governess sent to a country house to
take charge of two orphans, Miles and Flora. Unsettled by a sense of intense evil within
the houses, she soon becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking
the children in her care.
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