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  • Author:
    Henry James
  • ISBN:
    3829008937
  • ISBN13:
    978-3829008938
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    Konemann (November 1, 1998)
  • Pages:
    407 pages
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    Short Stories & Anthologies
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Henry James (1843-1916), son of Henry James Sr. and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James . One person found this helpful.

Henry James (1843-1916), son of Henry James Sr. and brother of the philosopher and psychologist William James and diarist Alice James, was an American-born author and literary critic of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He spent much of his life in Europe and became a British subject shortly before his death.

Aspern Papers' draws on images of Shelley/Byron, and a set of letters held by an American dead poet's muse/mistress, now nearing death. This story feels the closest to some of the themes that reverberate through James' novels, with gestures towards Milly Theale (The Wings of the Dove) in Miss Tina, but also draws on the classical idea of the Sibyl as mouthpiece of Apollo. I especially enjoy all of the Oxford World Classics versions of James, something to do with the way the paper feels and the font they use. I've got weird quirks like that, what can I say?

Konemann Classics, Hardcover. The Aspern Papers and Other Stories (Paperback). Published October 27th 1983 by Oxford University Press.

Konemann Classics, Hardcover. Author(s): Henry James. ISBN: 3829008937 (ISBN13: 9783829008938). World's Classics, Paperback, 254 pages. ISBN: 0192816225 (ISBN13: 9780192816221).

The poet Aspern, long since dead, has left behind some private papers. They are jealously guarded by an old lady, once his mistress and muse, a recluse in an old palazzo in Venice, tended by her ingenuous niece. A predatory critic is determined to seize them.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Aspern Papers and Other Stories. I NOT only recover with ease, but I delight to recall, the first impulse given to the idea of 'The Aspern Papers'. The Aspern Papers and Other Stories. By Henry James, Adrian Poole. The following extracts are the relevant passages from the Prefaces to vols.

Under an assumed name he rents a suite in the ancient palace where she lives in poverty and seclusion with her niece, Miss Tina

The Aspern Papers, which deals with a determined scholar's efforts to acquire a collection of letters by an important American poet, is combined with three stories that comment on social and artistic mores in turn-of-the-century London.

Manona
This book is perfect for the cheap price! I love it, it's just like a new book! Totally worth it!
Bandiri
The Aspern Papers is a brilliant story that concentrates everything great about Henry James in one brisk addictive read. James had such a deep feeling for the ornate social niceties of his day that he was able to poke fun of them while still respecting their essential decency--he seemed to understand the greed and brutality they kept in check. Our unnamed narrator's quest to outfox a great poet's elderly mistress and lay ahold of her onetime lover's papers unfolds in a languid world of gondolas, decaying Venetian palazzos, hot evenings in overgrown gardens, and above all a comfortable leisure that allows the smallest social gestures to take on earth-shaking significance.

James had an uncanny ability to make that world come alive, bringing you into its subtleties and rites, while at the same time taking you behind the elegant façade to expose the aggression, cupidity, and naked power politics that lurk just beneath the impeccable manners. Our narrator wants the papers; the mistress wants money for her niece, and the niece ... well, order this book and read on to find out. You won't be disappointed--it's one of James's best.
Gir
"The Aspern Papers" asks the question: to what extent should private information be made public and for what reason? James' book concerns the triple manipulations of people who have or want access to the private love letters written by a famous 19th century poet, Jeffrey Aspern. The sperned lover, an antique American named Juliana, has her reasons for keeping and for selling the letters (if they exist at all). A greedy and unnamed young journalist wishes to build his career on the exposure of Juliana's love affair to the Jeffrey Aspern. A spinster, Juliana's niece who shares Juliana's villa in Venice, is the "price" for the sale of the letters. Add to this the "ghost" of Jeffrey Aspern, who seems to be present around every corner, and what James has produced is a suspenseful tale of warped values, shady dealings, and the corruption of "the innocents". James' language and style may at first be daunting, but "The Aspern Papers" is a wonderful introduction to a great American writer who knew first-hand the power of psychology.
Tcaruieb
"The Aspern Papers" is one of Henry James's very best works, which makes it one of the best works in all of American literature. A lovely, slightly Gothic, highly evocative novella, it floats along on James's prose like a gondola upon one of Venice's less trafficked canals. It should be as well-known as "Daisy Miller" or "The Portrait of a Lady." Back in the day (that means the 1990's, to all you tragically unhip), this would've made a great Merchant-Ivory movie.