This exclusive audio book, read by the highly acclaimed actor Jeremy Northam is one of the wittiest and most scathing of Henry James’s novellas.
Aspern Papers chronicles the attempt to extract the valuable letters of
the famous and recently deceased poet Jeffrey Aspern from the hands of
his past lover and formidable adversary in the battle, Juliana
Bordereau. 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
Set in Venice, James winds the
tension of the story around the efforts of the anonymous and amoral
hero to inveigle his way into the trust of Bordereau via the arms of
her spinster sister. 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 paragraph, when the beautiful twist
in the tail is revealed.
The Aspern Papers audiobook read by Jeremy Northam is available for immediate download.