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The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) - Henry James
The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions)
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With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or... show more
With a decaying Venetian villa as a backdrop, an anonymous narrator relates his obsessive quest for the personal documents of a deceased Romantic poet, one Jeffrey Aspern. Led by his mission into increasingly unscrupulous behavior, he is ultimately faced with relinquishing his heart's desire or attaining it at an overwhelming price.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486419220 (0486419223)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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Cassandra Reads
Cassandra Reads rated it
3.0 The Aspern Papers [Henry James]
Still not too sure about this daily lit thing. I skipped a few days (yesterday with plans to finish it today and another since I didn't have internet), but I think I would have gone crazy if this had been any longer than it was. I ended up not really caring that much about the papers. I was wrong ...
AC
AC rated it
A pleasant, well narrated listen. The plot, in the final analysis, is a bit contrived. But everywhere deftly handled, of course.
denisebetteridge
denisebetteridge rated it
A slow developing short story that builds up mild suspense right up to the very end. I enjoyed it, and although my reading of short stories is rather limited, I have to say that this was the perfect vehicle for the narrative. It begins very loosely threaded, making you somewhat wonder what the heck ...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
BBC blurb - Henry James took as his inspiration for his tale The Aspern Papers the story of a mistress of Byron's who outlived the poet into lonely old age. He transposed the setting to Venice and cast the city he loved as a character in a taut narrative of literary theft and deception.Read by Samue...
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