Book Review: Accursed Inhabitants of the House of Bly


Joyce Carol Oates. Dutton Books, 1994. Originally published 1994. 28 pages. Gothic tale.

★★

Few people will argue with me when I state that Joyce Carol Oates is a talented author, who has proved herself more than capable of writing stories that positively shines with originality.

Accursed Inhabitants of the House of Bly, however, is no such story, and neither was it designed to be.

Instead, it is a paraphrasing of the century-old The Turn of the Screw, and this is important to keep in mind as you first delve into the book.

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