Originally Posted by issybird
I'd like to nominate Henry James's The Turn of the Screw.
One of literature's most gripping ghost stories depicts the sinister transformation of 2 innocent children into flagrant liars and hypocrites. Elegantly told tale of unspoken horror and psychological terror creates what few stories in literature have been able to do —a complete feeling of dread and uncertainty.
God that was a boring book. No uncertainty. No dread. Just somnolence.