Monday, May 25, 2009
The Little Stranger - Review link
The Little Stranger was reviewed in The Washington Post by Ron Charles. Charles mentions Henry James' Turn of the Screw in his review. I'm still waiting for some reviewer to delve into an explanation of the title, which intrigued me when I first heard about the book. I knew the term "little stranger" to have been used in Victorian times to refer to an unborn child, and I was curious to see if the book's title was related to that usage. In an earlier post I reported the page on which the title is explained in the American edition. I am puzzled that I have not seen any discussion of the title of this wonderful book.