The Aspern Papers
- Narrated by: Jeremy Northam
- Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 13-11-15
- Language: English
- Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited
The plot was reputedly suggested to James by a story he heard of an illicit attempt to get hold of several of Lord Byron's letters. Set in a gloriously described Venice, James winds the tension of the story around the efforts of the annoymous and amoral hero to enveigle his way into the trust of Bordereau via the arms of her spinster sister. The suspense of the tale builds right up until the last moment of the story with a beautiful twist in the tale.
James himself hated any form of intrusion into his privacy, and the sense of danger with which he fills the story as the papers get closer to being obtained and published stirs the suspense of the story right up until the last minute, when the beautiful twist in the tale is revealed.
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By dinahnsc on 15-07-16
Henry James writes beautifully the truth of human nature and human experience. He is divine.
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By Beyler Francois on 07-01-18
Cat and mouse
This is a beautifully written story of a game of cat and mouse, but who is who?
The setting in Venice plays also a great role.
Jeremy Northam's interpretation is perfect.
All in all a very great pleasure in all aspects.
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