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The Aspern Papers | Study Guide

Henry James

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Overview

Author

Henry James

Year Published

1888

Type

Novel

Genre

Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The Aspern Papers is written from the first-person point of view and is told from the perspective of a nameless researcher. The researcher is also the main protagonist in the story.

Tense

The Aspern Papers is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The title of The Aspern Papers refers to a set of love letters that make up the heart of the story. The researcher, who is obsessive about the novelist Jeffrey Aspern, is traveling to Venice, Italy to try to procure several letters the author has reportedly written. The title is a direct reference to the letters.

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