Bartleby, The Scrivener A Story of Wall-Street

Bartleby, The Scrivener A Story of Wall-Street

by Herman Melville

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Overview

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 conventional modes because of an irresistible preoccupation with the most baffling philosophical questions." Bartleby can also be seen to represent Melville's relation to his commercial, democratic society.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617206887
Publisher: Wilder Publications
Publication date: 03/22/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 205,153
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Date of Birth:

August 1, 1819

Date of Death:

September 28, 1891

Place of Birth:

New York, New York

Place of Death:

New York, New York

Education:

Attended the Albany Academy in Albany, New York, until age 15

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