Episode 4: The Turn of the Screw

Crazy, or crazy like a fox? A very Victorian fox who is still weirdly obsessed with children, but nonetheless, a fox? Find out what we thought as we discuss Henry James's THE TURN OF THE SCREW, what exactly it meant to be a governess, and the Spiritualism movement of the 19th century.

For more information about governesses, check this out: https://www.bl.uk/romantics-and-victorians/articles/the-figure-of-the-governess


Recommendations:
The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
Tampa by Alissa Nutting
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Master by Colm Toilbin
The Sherwood Ring by Elizabeth Marie Pope
Other people’s Daughters - the Life and Times of the Governess by Ruth Brandon

For next month we are reading Emily Wilson's New Translation of The Odyssey

Episode 5: The Odyssey

Episode 3: Phantom of the Opera