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Bartleby The Scrivener Melville

  • Regarded as one of the greatest novellas ever written, Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener" follows a nondescript law clerk, Bartleby, who takes a stand against the tyranny of modern life and makes an art form out of nonconformity in the process. A must-read for fans of classic American literature.

    Publisher : The Floating Press
    published : 1853
  • Every person around has a dream world which is influenced by the outer world. But when internal passions try to descend over practical tasks then characters like “Bartleby” are made. The story is rich in language and yet spare in actual action as the protagonist answers to any task as “I prefer not to”. The end is very unusual making...

    Publisher : ReadHowYouWant
    published : 2009
  • An aging lawyer hires a new copyist to help with his firm?s workload, and at first he finds himself pleased with his new employee. Bartleby is quiet, efficient and he doesn?t display any of the loud eccentricities of the firm?s other two copyists, Nippers and Turkey. But one day, when the lawyer asks Bartleby if he will help him compare copies, Bartleby...

    Publisher : HarperCollins Canada
    published : 2014
  • The classic tale of existential despair A Wall Street lawyer specializing in bonds and mortgages hires a respectable young man to copy legal documents by hand. At first, the new scrivener approaches his duties with a calm efficiency. Then comes the day when his response to a new assignment is, ?I would prefer not to.? The mysterious phrase soon...

    Publisher : Open Road Media
    published : 2014
  • "I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared. Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world?even those daunted by Moby-Dick ? Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City?s Wall Street, it was...

    Publisher : Melville House
    published : 2011
  • Bartleby the Scrivener (1853), by Herman Melville, tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City. One day Bartleby declines the assignment his employer gives him with the inscrutable "I would prefer not." The utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior,...

    Publisher : Start Publishing LLC
    published : 2012
  • Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story by Herman Melville about a strange man with a strange phrase: "I would prefer not to." This American short story is now one of the most famous of American short stories and has been adapted into many variations. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers...

    Publisher : Xist Publishing
    published : 2015
  • Bartleby is a kind of clerk, a copyist, "who obstinately refuses to go on doing the sort of writing demanded of him." During the spring of 1851, Melville felt similarly about his work on Moby Dick. Thus, Bartleby can be seen to represent Melville's frustration with his own situation as a writer, and the story itself is "about a writer who forsakes...

    Publisher : Dancing Unicorn Books
    published : 2016
  • Herman Melville was an 18th century American novelist, poet, essayist and short story writer. He is best known for his works Moby Dick and Typee. During his lifetime he was considered a failure, but after his death his worth as a writer was recognized. Bartleby is a novella, which first appeared in Putnam's Magazine. The narrator is an elderly lawyer...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2009
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    Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    published : 1999
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