The Aspern Papers Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis

Henry James

Chapter 7 Summary and Analysis

The narrator decides to pay the ladies a visit, but is informed that Juliana is in the sala. He finds her there, looking brighter than she did in the seclusion of her rooms. On approaching her, he is asked if he has come to tell her that he plans to rent the rooms for six more months. He is put off by her obvious greed and has difficulty imagining that this is the woman who so enthralled his idol so that he wrote his famous poems about her. He partly blames herself by having pointed out to her the possibility of making money through the lease of part of her palazzo. He tells her that he cannot afford it, as much as he would like to. She is surprised that a writer should not have an inexhaustible supply...

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