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Bartleby The Scrivener A Story Of Wall Street

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9781300009474
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"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short work by the American novelist Herman Melville. The narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. An increase in business leads the narrator to advertise for a third scrivener, and he hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby. At first, Bartleby appears to be a boon to the practice, as he produces a large volume of high-quality work. One day, though, when asked by the narrator to help proofread a copied document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his stock response: "I would prefer not to." For a while Bartleby remains willing to do his main work of copying, but eventually he ceases this activity as well, so that finally he is doing nothing. And yet the narrator finds himself unable to make Bartleby leave; his unwillingness or inability to move against Bartleby mirrors Bartleby's own strange inaction.

Bartleby And Benito Cereno

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9780486110554
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DIVTwo classics in one volume: "Bartleby," a disturbing moral allegory set in 19th-century New York, and "Benito Cereno," a gripping sea adventure that probes the nature of man's depravity. /div

Bartleby The Scrivener

Author : Herman Melville
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I And My Chimney And Bartleby The Scrivener A Story Of Wall Street

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 1483703991
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Included here are two Melville short stories, I and My Chimney which recounts the efforts of a wife to remodel an ancient farm house by replacing the central chimney with a grand hallway; and Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall-Street where the narrator, an elderly Manhattan lawyer with a very comfortable business helping wealthy men deal with mortgages, deeds, and bonds, relates the story of the strangest man he has ever known. Herman Melville was an American writer of novels, short stories and poetry. Melville was a schoolteacher for a short time and a seaman. On his first voyage he jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands. His first book, Typee, was an account of that time and became a bestseller and Melville became known as the "man who lived among the cannibals." Public indifference to Moby Dick put an end to his career as a popular author. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition.

Bartleby The Scrivener A Story Of Wall Street By Herman Melville

Author : Herman Melville
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"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. A Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy and any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".

The Piazza Tales

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : STANFORD:36105005726273
Genre : American literature
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Bartleby The Scrivener Annotated Edition

Author : Herman Melville
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Great Value: This product contains both the original text AND a 30 page collection of annotations, information, and resources!Whether you are reading for fun or seeking a new level of understanding, you will benefit immensely from this Special Annotated Student and Teacher Edition!Added to this special edition of a classic book is a special section which contains activities for understanding, as well as guided questions for major aspects of the book. This resource is ideal for a quick read to prepare you for an exam or finish a homework assignment. This resource contains information specifically aimed at assisting readers in understanding the classic text, preparing students for examinations, or providing lesson plans for teachers. This book is ideal for readers in high school, college, or those individuals who are seeking an easier understanding of a classic text.

Disease And Decease In Bartleby The Scrivener A Story Of Wall Street

Author : Natalie Pehl
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Seminar paper from the year 2014 in the subject American Studies - Culture and Applied Geography, grade: 1,0, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Amerikanistik), course: Advanced Academic Writing I, language: English, abstract: As postmodern critics have stated, the rise of capitalism entailed negative consequences on the individual being. Society turned into a crisis of self-identification and still many people are dealing with the repercussions. As a result, low self-esteem and loss of identity lead to an increasing number of mental disorders. Critics like Deleuze and Guattari even argued for a link between capitalism and schizophrenia, claiming that "schizophrenia arises from the decoding processes characteristic of capitalism" (Holland 66). "Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville, presents this serious conflict between the individual and society. In the following I will argue that society is in a deranged state. Moreover, society stigmatizes Bartleby as being mentally ill which causes his social limitation and leads in consequence to his act of passive resistance. Therefore, this paper will deal with two major issues: The conflict between the individual being and the social structure will be illustrated in detail. I will use Marxist terminology to help illustrate the main points of the capitalist exploitation of the individual worker.

Nat Turner

Author : Kyle Baker
ISBN : 9781613122570
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The story of Nat Turner and his slave rebellion--which began on August 21, 1831, in Southampton County, Virginia--is known among school children and adults. To some he is a hero, a symbol of Black resistance and a precursor to the civil rights movement; to others he is monster--a murderer whose name is never uttered. In Nat Turner, acclaimed author and illustrator Kyle Baker depicts the evils of slavery in this moving and historically accurate story of Nat Turner's slave rebellion. Told nearly wordlessly, every image resonates with the reader as the brutal story unfolds. This graphic novel collects all four issues of Kyle Baker's critically acclaimed miniseries. It also includes a new afterword by Baker.

Billy Budd Bartleby And Other Stories

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 9780143107606
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A new, definitive edition of Herman Melville's virtuosic short stories--American classics wrought with scorching fury, grim humor, and profound beauty Though best-known for his epic masterpiece Moby-Dick, Herman Melville also left a body of short stories arguably unmatched in American fiction. In the sorrowful tragedy of Billy Budd, Sailor; the controlled rage of Benito Cereno; and the tantalizing enigma of Bartleby, the Scrivener; Melville reveals himself as a singular storyteller of tremendous range and compelling power. In these stories, Melville cuts to the heart of race, class, capitalism, and globalism in America, deftly navigating political and social issues that resonate as clearly in our time as they did in Melville's. Also including The Piazza Tales in full, this collection demonstrates why Melville stands not only among the greatest writers of the nineteenth century, but also as one of our greatest contemporaries. This Penguin Classics edition features the Reading Text of Billy Budd, Sailor, as edited from a genetic study of the manuscript by Harrison Hayford and Merton M. Sealts, Jr., and the authoritative Northwestern-Newberry text of The Piazza Tales. For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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