The Creed of Hesitation: Guy Domville and The Turn of the Screw

  • Hazel Hutchison


Compton Mackenzie recalls visiting James in the summer of 1914. In full flight of discourse on his craft, James is interrupted by the housekeeper inquiring if he has ordered the marmalade yet from the Army and Navy Stores:

“The marmalade, Mrs X?” he repeated.

“Because, if you haven’t Mr James,” the inexorable woman continued, “it would be as well if you wrote the order for six pots now and I’ll give it to the man who is waiting.”


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