Posted on 12/30/2021 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

You might think that A Christmas Carol is the most-adapted ghost story of all time.

And you’re possibly right, given that this Charles Dickens tale has become a Christmas tradition in many large English-speaking countries.

But Adam Scovell wants to make the case for a different tale: Henry James’s Turn of the Screw.

He counts over two dozen movie adaptations on IMDB and six TV versions in 2020 alone — not to mention the many others in the past two decades.

So why this particular story, more than others?

Scovell explores why there are so many adaptions of The Turn of the Screw at Literary Hub.

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