One of Henry James' best-known and most acclaimed longer tales, "The Aspern Papers" is based on an anecdote that James heard about a Shelley devotee who tried to obtain some valuable letters written by the poet. Set in a brilliantly described Venice, "The Aspern Papers" demonstrates James' ability to generate almost unbearable suspense while never neglecting the masterful development of his characters
— The English issue of the 2nd edition. Identical to the American issue except for the date 1890 date on the title page, and an imprint on the verso of the title-leaf, identifying it as a "New Edition". Also later issued in a Times Book Club remainder binding.
— Part of the original English issue of the "The Uniform Tales of Henry James" series; uses the "New York Edition" text; authorized by James on the condition that the "New York Edition" text be followed exactly.