Jacket copy from Scholastic Book Services' Master Storyteller Series' The Turn of the Screw and other stories by Henry James, 1966:
The Turn of the Screw, one of Henry James's most mystifying tales, poses a psychological puzzle:• Are the two children innocent or corrupt?These questions have intrigued readers for more than half a century.
• Do ghosts have evil power over them—or over their young governess?
In the four stories in this collection—The Turn of the Screw, The Pupil, The Tree of Knowledge, and The Figure in the Carpet—most of the action takes place within the minds of the characters. James draws his readers into this electric inner atmosphere, asking much of the imagination but giving great enjoyment in return.