Historical Criticism of The Turn of the Screw

For this assignment, please employ historical criticism to analyze an element in Henry James’s novella The Turn of the Screw. For your research, feel free to use the materials available in the Bedford/St. Martin’s edition of the book as well as (at least) two outside sources. The length of the paper should run from 5–7 pages (not including the Works Cited page). Be sure to consult chapter 6 of Texts and Contexts for ideas. For additional help, also see pages 158–178 to look at Lynn’s sample biographical and historical essay.