SPOILER ALERT!

Reading progress update: I've read 46%.

The Aspern Papers (Dover Thrift Editions) - Henry James

He's at least finally talked to someone in the house about Aspern.  He didn't get any information from Miss Tita (the niece of the old woman who knew Aspern when he was alive and who might have the papers), but it's a start. Still not expecting the papers to really exist!