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The Turn of the Screw

The Turn of the Screw


by Henry James

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The Turn of the Screw was actually adapted into a popular opera by superstar English composer Benjamin Britten in 1954. (Source)

Interestingly, the story may have been inspired by an actual (possibly "true" story) told to James by his friend, E.W. Benson, the Archbishop of Canterbury. (Source: Curtis, Anthony. Introduction. The Turn of the Screw and the Aspern Papers. By Henry James. London: Penguin, 1984)

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