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Il giro di vite/The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

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Il giro di vite/The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

Letteratura universale Marsilio - Frecce - Italian Parallel Text

Edited by Giovanna Mochi

Paperback, 376 pages

Each volume in this series presents a classic of American literature with a new Italian translation on the facing page, as well as an extensive introduction, information about the text and the author, in-depth annotations, and a complete bibliography, all in Italian.

An unnamed narrator listens to Douglas, a friend, read a manuscript written by a former governess whom Douglas claims to have known and who is now dead. The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. He lives mainly in London and is uninterested in raising the children himself.

The boy, Miles, is attending a boarding school, while his younger sister, Flora, is living at a summer country house in Essex. She is currently being cared for by the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. The governess' new employer, Miles and Flora's uncle, gives her full charge of the children and explicitly states that she is not to bother him with communications of any sort. The governess travels to her new employer's country house, Bly, and begins her duties. Miles soon returns from school for the summer just after a letter arrives from the headmaster stating that he has been expelled. Miles never speaks of the matter, and the governess is hesitant to raise the issue. She fears there is some horrible secret behind the expulsion but is too charmed by the adorable young boy to want to press the issue. Soon thereafter, the governess begins to see around the grounds of the estate the figures of a man and woman whom she does not recognize. These figures come and go at will without ever being seen or challenged by other members of the household, and they seem to the governess to be supernatural. She learns from Mrs. Grose that her predecessor, Miss Jessel, and another employee, Peter Quint, had had a sexual relationship. Prior to their deaths, Jessel and Quint spent much of their time with Flora and Miles, and this fact has grim significance for the governess when she becomes convinced that the two children are secretly aware of the ghosts' presence.

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Ciascun volume di questa collana si presenta come una monografia completa composta da un saggio introduttivo, una nuova traduzione con testo a fronte, note informative sull'autore e sull'opera, un commento essenziale, una ricca bibliografia.

Tra i racconti più discussi di Henry James, Il Giro di vite è la storia spaventosa e appassionante di due bambini e di quello che appare come il loro graduale, inesorabile soccombere alle forze del Male sotto le sembianze spettrali di due defunti servitori - il maggiordomo Peter Quint e l’istitutrice Miss Jessel - intenti a compiere un’opera di corruzione e a riprendersi le loro piccole vittime. A raccontare questa storia è la nuova istitutrice, giovane inesperta ma appassionata e coraggiosa, le cui parole lasciano peraltro il lettore nell’incertezza insostenibile e inestricabile della realtà delle apparizioni, frutto della immaginazione di lei o presenze malvagie di un altro mondo. In questa «ghost-story», terrificante e perfetta nella sua costruzione, si propone lo scandalo inaccettabile dell’infanzia corrotta da forze oscure, o la potenziale perversione dell’immaginazione di una giovane donna incapace di sostenere il confronto tra Bene e Male, tra innocenza e colpa? Ci sono o non ci sono i fantasmi? e se sì, chi li vede davvero e perché? Più volte tradotto e presentato al lettore, discusso e reinterpretato in introduzioni e saggi di valore, questo racconto tra i più celebrati della letteratura moderna - qui offerto in una nuova traduzione e cura esemplari - continua a sfidare e incantare la nostra lettura, nella sua profonda e irrisolta ambiguità.

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Product Description

Il giro di vite/The Turn of the Screw - Henry James

Letteratura universale Marsilio - Frecce - Italian Parallel Text

Edited by Giovanna Mochi

Paperback, 376 pages

Each volume in this series presents a classic of American literature with a new Italian translation on the facing page, as well as an extensive introduction, information about the text and the author, in-depth annotations, and a complete bibliography, all in Italian.

An unnamed narrator listens to Douglas, a friend, read a manuscript written by a former governess whom Douglas claims to have known and who is now dead. The manuscript tells the story of how the young governess is hired by a man who has become responsible for his young nephew and niece after the deaths of their parents. He lives mainly in London and is uninterested in raising the children himself.

The boy, Miles, is attending a boarding school, while his younger sister, Flora, is living at a summer country house in Essex. She is currently being cared for by the housekeeper, Mrs. Grose. The governess' new employer, Miles and Flora's uncle, gives her full charge of the children and explicitly states that she is not to bother him with communications of any sort. The governess travels to her new employer's country house, Bly, and begins her duties. Miles soon returns from school for the summer just after a letter arrives from the headmaster stating that he has been expelled. Miles never speaks of the matter, and the governess is hesitant to raise the issue. She fears there is some horrible secret behind the expulsion but is too charmed by the adorable young boy to want to press the issue. Soon thereafter, the governess begins to see around the grounds of the estate the figures of a man and woman whom she does not recognize. These figures come and go at will without ever being seen or challenged by other members of the household, and they seem to the governess to be supernatural. She learns from Mrs. Grose that her predecessor, Miss Jessel, and another employee, Peter Quint, had had a sexual relationship. Prior to their deaths, Jessel and Quint spent much of their time with Flora and Miles, and this fact has grim significance for the governess when she becomes convinced that the two children are secretly aware of the ghosts' presence.

-

Ciascun volume di questa collana si presenta come una monografia completa composta da un saggio introduttivo, una nuova traduzione con testo a fronte, note informative sull'autore e sull'opera, un commento essenziale, una ricca bibliografia.

Tra i racconti più discussi di Henry James, Il Giro di vite è la storia spaventosa e appassionante di due bambini e di quello che appare come il loro graduale, inesorabile soccombere alle forze del Male sotto le sembianze spettrali di due defunti servitori - il maggiordomo Peter Quint e l’istitutrice Miss Jessel - intenti a compiere un’opera di corruzione e a riprendersi le loro piccole vittime. A raccontare questa storia è la nuova istitutrice, giovane inesperta ma appassionata e coraggiosa, le cui parole lasciano peraltro il lettore nell’incertezza insostenibile e inestricabile della realtà delle apparizioni, frutto della immaginazione di lei o presenze malvagie di un altro mondo. In questa «ghost-story», terrificante e perfetta nella sua costruzione, si propone lo scandalo inaccettabile dell’infanzia corrotta da forze oscure, o la potenziale perversione dell’immaginazione di una giovane donna incapace di sostenere il confronto tra Bene e Male, tra innocenza e colpa? Ci sono o non ci sono i fantasmi? e se sì, chi li vede davvero e perché? Più volte tradotto e presentato al lettore, discusso e reinterpretato in introduzioni e saggi di valore, questo racconto tra i più celebrati della letteratura moderna - qui offerto in una nuova traduzione e cura esemplari - continua a sfidare e incantare la nostra lettura, nella sua profonda e irrisolta ambiguità.

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Additional Information
Book Genre Classics
Book Format Unabridged
Binding Paperback
Publisher Marsilio Editori
Number of pages 376
Dimensions 18.4 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
ISBN 9788831793100
Date of Publication 2007
Language Italian
Level Intermediate
Media Type Book
Key Benefits
  • Famous works of American literature with Italian translation on facing page
  • Full unabridged parallel text in English and Italian
  • Dual language: complete word-for-word translation in Italian on facing page
  • Convenient paperback format makes key works of literature accessible to the intermediate and advanced language learner
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