Bartleby the Scrivener [NOOK Book]

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The Herman Melville classic Bartleby, the Scrivener is the perfect high quality mobile reader publication for those who are fans of Herman Melville and also those who are discovering his writings for the first time.
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Bartleby the Scrivener

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Overview

The Herman Melville classic Bartleby, the Scrivener is the perfect high quality mobile reader publication for those who are fans of Herman Melville and also those who are discovering his writings for the first time.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013541078
  • Publisher: Puget Empire Publishing, LP
  • Publication date: 11/23/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 167 KB

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  • Posted May 18, 2012

    Herman Melville’s "Bartleby the Scrivener mixes"

    Herman Melville’s "Bartleby the Scrivener mixes" comedy and reality with absurdity and superfluous behavior. Bartleby, the main character, is a unique individual who has complete disconnect from reality. His oblivious behavior and style is a testament to this. He eats nothing but chestnuts and has no engagement with sleep. On the contrary, he keeps the book interesting by displaying his lack of respect toward authority. He would “prefer not to”.
    The story is based upon the theme of absurdity with reality. Bartleby was chosen by the narrator, a Wall Street law firm owner, to be his assistant scrivener (law copier) because of his work ethic and reposed behavior. However, unfortunately Bartleby decides to stay content with doing nothing and ending up in a place both him and everybody else did not expect. It is recommended that this piece of literature be on your bucket list as a part of America’s great and iconic literary works. Melville truly captured absurdity in "Bartleby the Scrivener".

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