More (colonial) hauntings in The Turn of the Screw

Paul Sharrad


Where does Flora learn her bad language? The Indian origins of the children serve as a point of entry for exploring James's connection with Kipling and the figure of the precocious colonial child. Comparisons are drawn with 'The Secret Garden' and some speculative inferences made about the effects on our reading of the tale, given this extra postcolonial turn of the ghost story screw.


India; James; Kipling; Hodgson-Burnett; colonial child

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