The Turn of the Screw and The Aspern Papers by Henry JamesThe apparition had reached the landing half-way up and was therefore on the spot nearest the window, where, at the sight of me, it stopped short
Oscar Wilde called Jamess 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 house, she soon becomes obsessed with the belief that malevolent forces are stalking the children in her care. Obsession of a more worldly variety lies at the heart of The Aspern Papers, the tale of a literary historian determined to get his hands on some letters written by a great poet-and prepared to use trickery and deception to achieve his aims. Both works show Jamess mastery of the short story and his genius for creating haunting atmosphere and unbearable tension.
Anthony Curtiss wide-ranging introduction traces the development of the two stories from initial inspiration to finished work and examines their critical reception.
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THE ASPERN PAPERS Official Trailer (2018)
Sign in. The star of " The Boys " has a great Watchlist that she can't stop re-watching. Watch now. Title: The Aspern Papers Ulrich Mott, an ambitious social climber, marries a wealthy widow in Washington D.
Based on a Henry James novella. Morton Vint is fascinated by poet Jeffrey Aspern's short and wildly romantic life.
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The Aspern Papers is a story of obsession, grandeur lost, and dreams of Byronic adventures. Set in Venice in the late 19th century, it centres on Morton Vint Jonathan Rhys Meyers , an ambitious editor who is fascinated by the romantic poet Jeffrey Aspern Jon Kortajarena and by his icon's short and wildly romantic life. Having travelled from America to Venice, he is determined to get his hands on the letters Aspern wrote to his beautiful lover and muse, Juliana Bordereau Vanessa Redgrave. Now the ferocious guardian of their secrets Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece Joely Richardson who she seems to control and Morton tries to manipulate. But when the ambitious adventurer trifles with Miss Tina's affections she learns to see through his scheme.