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Bartleby the scrivener: a story of Wall Street

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Publisher:
Simon & Schuster,
Pub. Date:
1997.
Language:
English
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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 becomes Bartleby's reply to everything asked of him, and his surrender to inertia is both maddening and inexorable. Torn between frustration and pity, anger and sorrow, his employer desperately tries to save Bartleby, but the cause is as doomed to disappointment as life itself. A strange and haunting fable that continues to resonate a century and a half after it was first published, Bartleby, the Scrivener is a masterpiece of American literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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9780684819105
9781541547735
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9781520084350
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display_description Considered one of the greatest American writers, Herman Melville leaves the sea behind in this short story collection to write about Wall Street offices, the Galapagos Islands, a sinister architect, apathy, capitalism, and humanity's precarious nature. In "Bartleby, the Scrivener," a Manhattan lawyer struggles with a clerk who "prefers not" to do work or leave the office building. In "Benito Cereno," a captain stumbles upon a Spanish slave ship off the coast of Chile, whose captain has been overthrown in a revolt. The short story collection also includes "The Piazza," "The Lightning-Rod Man," "The Encantadas," and the "Bell-Tower." This is an unabridged version of the 1856 edition.
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subject_facet Copyists -- Fiction, Copyists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Electronic books, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Securities industry -- United States -- Fiction, Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction, Young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Psychology -- Fiction
title_display Bartleby the scrivener : a story of Wall Street
title_full Bartleby the scrivener : a story of Wall Street / Herman Melville, Bartleby the scrivener : a story of Wall Street [electronic resource] / Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener : A Story of Wall-Street Melville, Herman., Bartleby, the scrivener : [a story of Wall Street] [electronic resource] Melville, Herman, 1819-1891.
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