The Aspern Papers Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 3 Summary and Analysis

Summary
Juliana Bordereau, on the narrator’s entrance to her room, tells him that their home is far from the center of action in Venice, but it is suitable. He insists that it could not be more charming. She asks him to sit down. He explains that he understands that he is being presumptuous about asking for permission to lease rooms, but he has fallen in love with the place, especially with the garden. The idea of a garden in the middle of the sea intrigues him, though she points out that he cannot see the water from the house. He points out that he approached the house by gondola. Juliana remarks that she does not keep a boat and has not gone out in one for years. He quickly offers the use of his, though...

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