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Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street

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4 out of 5
Based on 3,897 Ratings and 271 Reviews

Book Description
"Bartleby, the Scrivener" originally appeared as a two-part serial in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Monthly Magazine. It was later included in a collection of short stories by Melville entitled The Piazza Tales in 1856. This edition has been prepared from the original magazine text. The work is said to have been inspired, in part, by Melville's reading of Ralph Waldo Emerson, a... More
Book Information
PublisherWorld Library Classics
BindingPaperback (21 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages58
Publication Date09/10/2009
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About Herman Melville (Author) : Herman Melville was a published author and an editor of children's books. Some of the published credits of Herman Melville include Moby-Dick: New Edition (Everyman's Library (Paper)), Moby Dick, Typee... more
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10/3/2015 Joshua Mark said:
After Moby Dick, this is my favorite work by Melville and one of my favorite works ever. The story of the clerk who prefers not to do his job and refuses to give any reason at all resonates on so many levels. It's beautifully written and very memorable. Modern-day tales of existential angst have not... more

tags: religion, culture, philosophy, Literature

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