The Aspern Papers

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Jonathan Epstein
  • 3 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Aspern Papers, one of Henry James best-known shorter works, is based on a story he heard about a collector of Shelley's manuscripts who attempted to acquire valuable letters from a mysterious old woman living in Florence. Set in beautiful Venice, James' elegant tale of suspense and romance takes the reader down the canals and inner chambers of a bygone era.


What the Critics Say

"James did nothing like an Englishman - or an American. He was a great fact in himself, a new world, a terra incognita that he would devote all his days to mapping for the rest of us....James was the master of the novel in English in a way that no one had ever been before; or has ever been since." (Gore Vidal)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Not much happened

What would have made The Aspern Papers better?

For something to happen

What will your next listen be?

Probably Flashman, makes you laugh and a lot happens

What does Jonathan Epstein bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

Maybe this book is not for me. If you like looking at blank canvasses go for it!

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- Jo Blogs

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2007
  • Publisher: BMA Audio