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by Peter Milton,Henry James

eBook The Aspern Papers download ISBN: 0879239972
Author: Peter Milton,Henry James
Publisher: David R Godine Pub; 1st edition (June 1, 1993)
Language: English
Pages: 37
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The Aspern Papers is a novella by American writer Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888, with its first book publication later in the same year.

The Aspern Papers is a novella by American writer Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888, with its first book publication later in the same year. One of James's best-known and most acclaimed longer tales, The Aspern Papers is based on the letters Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote to Mary Shelley's stepsister, Claire Clairmont, who saved them until she died

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The Aspern Papers By Henry James The Aspern Papers is a novella written by Henry James, originally published in The . He actually wrote this book in a Venetian house which still exists and can be seen and the house is described in the book (as another person's house).

The Aspern Papers By Henry James The Aspern Papers is a novella written by Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888. The plot is a classic one - with a real and dramatic (sort of dramatic) conclusion (not always true of James).

Title: The Aspern Papers. Mrs. Prest knew nothing about the papers, but she was interested in my curiosity, as she was always interested in the joys and sorrows of her friends. Release Date: June 29, 2008 Last Updated: September 18, 2016. As we went, however, in her gondola, gliding there under the sociable hood with the bright Venetian picture framed on either side by the movable window, I could see that she was amused by my infatuation, the way my interest in the papers had become a fixed idea.

Генри Джеймс The Aspern Papers. I spoke as benevolently as possible, though it had begun to act on my nerves that with these women so associated with Aspern the pecuniary question should constantly come back. My emotion keeping me silent she spoke first, and the remark she made was exactly the most unexpected. III. Our house is very far from the center, but the little canal is very comme il faut. It’s the sweetest corner of Venice and I can imagine nothing more charming, I hastened to reply. That would be very good for me, she replied, smiling. You put me on my honor!

The Aspern Papers is a novella by American writer Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888 . Henry James was named for his father, a prominent social theorist and lecturer, and was the younger brother of the pragmatist philosopher William James. Henry James, (born April 15, 1843, New York, New York, . died February 28, 1916, London, England), American novelist and, as a naturalized English citizen from 1915, a great figure in the transatlantic culture. The young Henry was a shy, book-addicted boy who assumed the role of quiet observer beside his active elder brother.

In 'The Aspern Papers', a critic is determined to get his hands on a. .Henry James was born in 1843 in New York and died in London in 1916.

In 'The Aspern Papers', a critic is determined to get his hands on a great poet's papers hidden in a faded Venetian house - not matter what the human cost. The Author of Beltraffio', 'The Lesson of the Master' and 'The Figure in the Carpet' all focus on naive young men's unsettling encounters with their literary heroes. In addition to many short stories, plays, books of criticism, autobiography and travel, he wrote some twenty novels, the first published being Roderick Hudson (1875).

His attempts to secure them from the poet’s former lover and her niece, now recluses in Venice, are stymied both by them, and by his own mistakes in his quest. First Page: The aspern papers.

Comments: (7)
Bralore
The two previous reviewers have superbly praised the quality of this spoken word production -- it is flawless. The story itself is perhaps my all-time favourite tale by Henry James -- although I am also partial to THE SACRED FOUNT. I love when James is strange -- and this tale of obsession is very weird. It effects different people in a diversity of ways. Sheldon M. Novick, in his fascinating if eccentric two-volume biography of James, writes rather stuffily of the story thus:

"The story was a cruel joke, and it concerned people who were still living; but the story was a great success. The atmosphere of Venice is beautifully evoked, much of the action occurs in an improbably garden, and narrator's evil deception is at home in the atmosphere of mingled innocence and corruption."

I recently purchased, from Amazon, the excellent DVD of James's tales, AFFAIRS OF THE HEART, and "The Aspern Papers" was one of the tales featured. This televised production shewed the real tragedy of the tale, the fate of poor Miss Tita, to whom was waved a phantom promise of romance, merely to have the spectral promise sink from view, like the clothes of Constance that James tried to drown after her unspeakable suicide (if such her death may be proclaimed). This magnificent story is so much more than a "cruel joke," as Novick unimaginatively complains. It is human drama of a rare kind, deeply felt and superbly expressed by a Master of his Art. The dramatic reading of the story here offered is a fine representation of a classic of its kind.
LivingCross
This is a cheap, pale photocopy of a typescript - absolutely plain, , lines close together, and worst of all, very light print. Against the white background, it's eye-blindingly difficult to read - a cardinal sin for a book, which isn't worth anything if it can't be read.
Jogrnd
There is no doubt that Henry James's reputation as a master is well-deserved. This novella is a little masterpiece of mood, characterization, and atmosphere. Venice is described beautifully in just a few paragraphs scattered throughout. And the characters are wonderful. For those who want an introduction to James, this and perhaps also "Washington Square" are the stories to read. His precise language and knowledge of human beings is very nearly unsurpassed.
Voodoozragore
This is one of Henry James' more readable books and it is set in Venice which adds to the enjoyment of it. He actually wrote this book in a Venetian house which still exists and can be seen and the house is described in the book (as another person's house). The plot is a classic one -- with a real and dramatic (sort of dramatic) conclusion (not always true of James).
Reighbyra
When a gentleman writer seeking fame and possible fortune, conspires to pry private letters of a bygone poet from a reclusive and sickly old woman in Venice, he confronts his own sense of honor. The accompanying 1891 short story might be the model for many future fictional butlers, including those in Downton Abbey.
Mr_KiLLaURa
This was my first exposure to Henry James, and most reviews said its brevity (~100 pages) enabled it to serve as a "good introduction" to the author. I am not opposed to reading classics, but often times they are difficult reading (and in many cases are intended to be). I've read Classics and enjoyed them (e.g. Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, etc.), but if this is an accurate representation of James' writing style, I doubt I'll read any more of his books. The story itself is interesting - a literary critic ingratiates himself under false pretenses to obtain (by hook or crook) the papers of a famous poet. But James, even in this short form novella, is the polar opposite of Hemingway, i.e. writing 200 words to convey a scene are better than 20 words. In short, this is ponderous reading. I guess I feel good about having finally read something of James, but again - maybe unfairly - I wouldn't be anxious to read more of his works based on this example.
Mr_Mix
It is a very interesting novel. You never know what is going to happen and the people in the novel has many different personalities. A great novel by Henry James!
I loved this book. It is one of the easier reads of Henry James, and a little jewel .