Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street

by Herman Melville


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Bartleby Press Commemorative Edition

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780684819105
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 04/02/1997
Pages: 77
Product dimensions: 6.89(w) x 9.82(h) x 0.64(d)

About the Author

Herman Melville (1 August 1819 – 28 September 1891) was an American author best known for his book, "Moby Dick".

Jeremy Kay is the Publisher of Bartleby Press

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


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

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Bartleby, The Scrivener - A Story Of Wall-Street 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
amydross on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story was so much fun! I feel like there are a hundred valid readings of this economical little tale... I never thought I would feel sympathy for a "boss" character, until the narrator of this story. But Bartleby too, seems a kind of hero, as frustrating as he is -- a classic American slacker. Despite the occasionally satirical overtones, ultimately a very subtle rendering of the relations between working people, between men, between humans. Oh Bartleby, oh humanity!(I see below that there is a Deleuze article on this story, which I am now eager to read.)
mahallett on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
thought i wouldn't like it. read it because it was short. liked it. strange story.