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Bartleby, the scrivener

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Melville House Pub., 2004.
Series: Art of the novella.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared. Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world--even those daunted by Moby-Dick--Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City's Wall Street, it was also, perhaps, Herman Melville's most prescient story: what if a young man  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Herman Melville
ISBN: 0974607800 9780974607801
OCLC Number: 54960035
Description: 64 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: Art of the novella.
Responsibility: Herman Melville.

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"I prefer not to," he respectfully and slowly said, and mildly disappeared. Academics hail it as the beginning of modernism, but to readers around the world--even those daunted by Moby-Dick--Bartleby the Scrivener is simply one of the most absorbing and moving novellas ever. Set in the mid-19th century on New York City's Wall Street, it was also, perhaps, Herman Melville's most prescient story: what if a young man caught up in the rat race of commerce finally just said, "I would prefer not to?"

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