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Books Literature & Fiction The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry James
 

The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry James Hot

 The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) by Henry James

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ISBN 0486419223
Author Henry James

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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Reviewed by Clara
January 22, 2009
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A very enjoyable read. If you can filter through James' heavy wording and drawn out sentences, this story creates a sublime image of Venice, the Piazza, home and garden that the story takes place in. I feel absorbed in the atmosphere of some of the passages, hearing the splash of the oars in the canal... The subject matter is interesting and unusual as well. I was quite intrigued to follow the situation developing between Miss. Tita and the narrator. Excellent piece of work.