The Aspern Papers

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The Aspern Papers  (1888) 
by Henry James
The Aspern Papers is a novella written by Henry James, originally published in The Atlantic Monthly in 1888, with its first book publication later in the same year. One of James' best-known and most acclaimed longer tales, The Aspern Papers is based on an anecdote that James heard about a Shelley devotee who tried to obtain some valuable letters written by the poet. Set in a brilliantly described Venice, The Aspern Papers demonstrates James' ability to generate almost unbearable suspense while never neglecting the masterful development of his characters. — Excerpted from The Aspern Papers on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1916, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.