The Aspern Papers Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 5 Summary and Analysis

The narrator has now been in the Bordereau palazzo for three months, during which time he has not seen either Juliana or Miss Tina. During the heat of the summer he spends the evenings outdoors, since the insects from the canals infest his room if he leaves the windows open, and it is too hot to keep them closed. He spends much time on the Piazza of Saint Mark, where he visits with acquaintances and eats ices as he enjoys the beauties of Venice. He contemplates taking an ice home to Miss Tina, but decides it would be too presumptuous.

One such evening in the middle of July finds him returning home and going into the garden, where he has spent much time in repairing the neglect, sending up...

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