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British Mystery Multipack 13: The Aspern Papers, The Case of Lady Sannox, Owl Creek Bridge, The Necklace, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Body Snatcher (Illustrated) by Ambrose Bierce

1800s Venice is the setting for this tale of greed and obsession: a crumbling, beautiful, mysterious place where the incredible becomes real and the strange is almost commonplace. In fervent pursuit of the letters written by a famous deceased poet to a former lover, the anonymous narrator becomes a lodger under a false name in the dilapidated palazzo of the woman and her spinster niece, in the hope of procuring his prize. The resulting clash of wills and cat-and-mouse games among the trio reveal the deepest motivations that drive human nature - and just how far is the narrator willing to go to get what he wants? … ( more )

British Mystery Multipack 13: The Aspern Papers, The Case of Lady Sannox, Owl Creek Bridge, The Necklace, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Body Snatcher (Illustrated) by Ambrose Bierce

1800s Venice is the setting for this tale of greed and obsession: a crumbling, beautiful, mysterious place where the incredible becomes real and the strange is almost commonplace. In fervent pursuit of the letters written by a famous deceased poet to a former lover, the anonymous narrator becomes a lodger under a false name in the dilapidated palazzo of the woman and her spinster niece, in the hope of procuring his prize. The resulting clash of wills and cat-and-mouse games among the trio reveal the deepest motivations that drive human nature - and just how far is the narrator willing to go to get what he wants? … ( more )

The Aspern Papers study guide contains a biography of Henry James, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.


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