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The Resource Bartleby, the scrivener, by Herman Melville

Bartleby, the scrivener, by Herman Melville

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Bartleby, the scrivener
Title
Bartleby, the scrivener
Statement of responsibility
by Herman Melville
Title variation
Story of Wall Street
Creator
Summary
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
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PU-L
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Label
Bartleby, the scrivener, by Herman Melville
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Printed on demand?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
66 pages
Isbn
9781534814226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Bartleby, the scrivener, by Herman Melville
Publication
Note
Printed on demand?
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
66 pages
Isbn
9781534814226
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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