Biographical or social or cultural context of The Turn of the Screw
- Eusapia Palladino
- D.D. Home
- Leonora Piper
- The Fox sisters
William James and the supernatural (especially his involvement in the
Society for Psychical Research)
The position of the governess in Victorian society
- William H. Mumler
- Frederick A.Hudson
- Edouard Isidore Buguet
- F. M. Parkes
Alice James and Victorian treatment of mental illness (especially
mental illness in women)
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In 1961, director Jack Clayton adapted Henry James' novel, The Turn of the Screw, for the screen, using the title "The Innocents" and starring Deborah Kerr; the script was co-written by Truman Capote. The entire film is available for viewing through the Tisch Media Center.
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