Riassunto di "The turn of the screw" e biografia di James scritto in inglese (3 pagine formato doc)
Henry James was born in 1834 in New York. He attended schools in London, Paris and Geneva and after attending Harvard law school for a short time he decided to devote himself entirely to writing and his short stories made him famous when he was only 25. In 1869 he came to Europe, he visited England, France and Italy where he met famous writers such as Zola, Flaubert and George Eliot. In 1876 he settled in London and wrote The American, Daisy Miller and The Portait of a Lady which present the word of America and the world of England in contrast with each other. Instead Washington Square and The Bostonians present only American life. After a short visit to America he spent the rest of his life in Europe in contact with writers, critics and painters.
There he wrote What Maisie Knew, The Turn of the Screw, The Wings of the Dove, The Ambassadors and The Golden Bowl. World War I aroused in James a strong feeling of love for England and so he took the British citizenship. He died in 1916 and his body was taken to the United States and buried in the family plot.
THE TURN OF THE SCREW:
The story is about a young girl who is employed as a governess to 2 orphan children by their rich uncle. The man is bachelor (celibe) and the governess falls in love with him. He offers a very generous salary but there is one condition: she must never trouble him nor write about anything, but she accepts.