The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James
Peter Quint Timeline and Summary
- Quint first appears to the Governess atop one of Bly's towers.
- Quint appears outside the library window.
- The Governess sees Quint actually inside the house for the first time – they gaze at each other and he descends the staircase and disappears.
- We don't see Quint, but when Miles goes out to the lawn at night, the Governess is certain that he's looking up at Quint on the tower.
- As the Governess grapples with Miles's final confession about his expulsion, Peter Quint appears one last time outside the window, his "white face of damnation" peering in – he's horrifying!