Condition: fair. The book is in decent condition. However the pages have been highlighted extensively. Still readable. Out of print. Edited with a preface and notes by Robert Kimbrough. The copy text is that of the New York Edition. This edition of the classic Gothic novella includes a selection of backgrounds and sources, and a selection of essays in criticism. One of the most chilling and horror-inducing ghost stories Henry James, or anybody for that matter ever wrote. Even more terrifying because so much of it hinges on the governess – is she telling the truth? Have the Freudian readings destroyed her credibility? Like 'Dracula', the novella lends itself as a door to the unspoken taboos of late Victorian society. A must read.