Felony: the private history of the Aspern Papers : a novel

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Jonathan Cape, Nov 14, 2002 - Fiction - 190 pages
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Set in Florence in the 1870s, the story is the background to Henry James'sThe Aspern Papers, based on the household of Claire Clairmont, once lover of Lord Byron, and the nefarious doings of her lodger, Edward Silsbee, literary thief.

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User Review  - bhowell - LibraryThing

This clever literary novel gives an interesting slice of the life of Henry James, the story of his writing of "The Aspern Papers". It also tells the story of the real life inspiration for his novel ... Read full review

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A well written and intriguing novel, but for me it was more clever than enjoyable. Read full review


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Emma Tennant's previous books include "The Bad Sister", "Two Women of London", "Faustine", "Strangers: A Family Romance", & "Pemberley", the sequel to "Pride & Prejudice". She has written of her relationship with Ted Hughes in "Burnt Diaries".