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Bartleby the Scrivener Illustrated

Author : Herman Melville
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The narrator is an unnamed Manhattan lawyer, aged around his late 50s, with a business in legal documents. He already employs two scriveners, Nippers and Turkey, to copy legal documents by hand, but an increase in business leads him to advertise for a third. He hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby in the hope that his calmness will soothe the other two, each of whom displays an irascible temperament during an opposite half of the day. An office boy nicknamed Ginger Nut completes the staff.At first, Bartleby produces a large volume of high-quality work, but one day, when asked to help proofread a document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his perpetual response to every request: "I would prefer not to." To the dismay of the narrator and the irritation of the other employees, Bartleby performs fewer and fewer tasks and eventually none, instead spending long periods of time staring out one of the office's windows at a brick wall. The narrator makes several futile attempts to reason with Bartleby and to learn something about him. When the narrator stops by the office one Sunday morning, he discovers that Bartleby is living there.Tension builds as business associates wonder why Bartleby is always there. Sensing the threat to his reputation but emotionally unable to evict Bartleby, the narrator moves his business out. Soon the new tenants come to ask for help in removing Bartleby, who now sits on the stairs all day and sleeps in the building's doorway at night. The narrator visits Bartleby and attempts to reason with him. He even invites Bartleby to live with him, but Bartleby declines the offer. Later he learns that Bartleby has been imprisoned in the Tombs as a vagrant. The narrator visits Bartleby, who does not want to speak with him. The narrator bribes a cook to make sure he gets enough food. When the narrator returns a few days later to check on Bartleby, he discovers that he has died of starvation, having preferred not to eat.Months later, the narrator hears a rumor that Bartleby had worked in a dead-letter office and reflects on how this might have affected him. The story ends with the narrator saying, "Ah Bartleby! Ah humanity!"

Bartleby the Scrivener Illustrated Edition

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.The narrator is an unnamed elderly lawyer, with a business in legal documents and an office on Wall Street. He already employs two scriveners, Nippers and Turkey, to copy legal documents by hand, but an increase in business leads him to advertise for a third. He hires the forlorn-looking Bartleby in the hope that his calmness will soothe the other two, each of whom displays an irascible temperament during an opposite half of the day. An office boy nicknamed Ginger Nut completes the staff.

Bartleby the Scrivener

Author : Herman Herman Melville
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Why buy our paperbacks? Unabridged (100% Original content) Printed in USA on High Quality Paper 30 Days Money Back Guarantee Standard Font size of 10 for all books Fulfilled by Amazon Expedited shipping BEWARE OF LOW-QUALITY SELLERS Don't buy cheap paperbacks just to save a few dollars. Most of them use low-quality papers & binding. Their pages fall off easily. Some of them even use very small font size of 6 or less to increase their profit margin. It makes their books completely unreadable. About Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (1853) is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December editions of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. Numerous essays are published on what according to scholar Robert Milder "is unquestionably the masterpiece of the short fiction" in the Melville canon.

The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville Delphi Classics Illustrated

Author : Herman Melville
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Herman Melville’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Melville includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Melville’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

25 The World s Greatest Short Stories Vol 1 Illustrated

Author : Washington Irving
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The short-story commenced its career as a verbal utterance, or, as Robert Louis Stevenson puts it, with "the first men who told their stories round the savage camp-fire." The short story is to-day our most common literary product. It is read by everyone. Not every boy or girl will read novels after leaving school, but every boy or girl is certain to read short stories. It is important in the high school to guide taste and appreciation in short story reading, so that the reading of days when school life is over will be healthful and upbuilding. Here is a collection that is entirely modern. The authors represented are among the leading authors of the day, the stories are principally stories of present-day life, the themes are themes of present-day thought. The students who read this book will be more awake to the present, and will be better citizens of to-day. The great number of stories presented has given opportunity to illustrate different types of short story writing. Washington Irving. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Edgar Allan Poe. The Gold Bug Herman Melville. Bartleby, the Scrivener Bret Harte. The Luck of Roaring Camp Leo Tolstoy. The Death of Ivan Ilyich Fyodor Dostoevsky. The Dream of a Ridiculous Man Rudyard Kipling. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The Yellow Wallpaper Anton Chekhov. The Lady with the Dog D.H. Lawrence. The Prussian Officer James Joyce. Araby Ivan Turgenev:First Love Nikolay Gogol:The Mantle Mikhail Bulgakov: The Embroidered Towel Ivan Bunin:The Gentleman from San Francisco Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. Carmilla O.Henry:The Gift of the Magi Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce. An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Robert Louis Stevenson: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde H.G. Wells: The Magic Shop W.W. Jacobs: The Monkey's Paw Arthur Conan Doyle His Last Bow Henry James. Daisy Miller H.P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu Alexsandr Pushkin:The Queen of Spades G.K. Chesterton: The Blue Cross

Anthology of Classic Short Stories Vol 1 Characters Illustrated

Author : Anton Chekhov
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This is a collection of stories about interesting, unusual, bright human characters and destinies Contents: Gusev by Anton Chekhov Boule de Suif by Guy De Maupassant Alyosha the Pot by Leo Tolstoy Mateo Falcone by Prosper Mérimée Little Brother by Mary E. Mann Bartleby, The Scrivener by Herman Melville The Lightning-Rod Man by Herman Melville The Ambitious Guest by Nathaniel Hawthorne The Darling by Anton Chekhov A Simple Heart by Gustave Flaubert

God Almighty Hisself

Author : Mitchell Nathanson
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Dick Allen is considered by some to be the best baseball player not in the Hall of Fame and by others to be the game's most destructive and divisive force—ever. God Almighty Hisself: The Life and Legacy of Dick Allen unveils the strange and maddening career of a man who fulfilled and frustrated expectations all at once.

Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville Illustrated

Author : Herman Melville
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Herman Melville is a giant of American literature, whose novels are hailed as literary masterpieces. This eBook offers readers the complete works for the first time in digital print, as well as an array of bonus features. Features: * illustrated with many images relating to Melville’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works * ALL the novels (except BILLY BUDD), with separate contents tables * MOBY-DICK and other works are presented with their original illustrations * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * two short story collections * the complete poetry collections * the scarce poetry collection WEEDS AND WILDINGS, which Melville wrote for his wife - first time in digital print * uncollected poetry section, with rare works * separate CHRONOLOGICAL and ALPHABETICAL contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem easily! * includes Melville's complete essays, available nowhere else * bonus collection of letters by Melville - explore the writer's personal correspondence * boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf examining Melville’s contribution to literature * features Raymond Weaver's seminal biography on Melville, which sparked the great revival in the author * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Melville’s immense oeuvre CONTENTS: The Novels Typee Omoo Mardi Redburn White-Jacket Moby-Dick Pierre Israel Potter The Confidence-Man Billy Budd, Sailor The Short Story Collections The Piazza Tales The Apple-Tree Table and Other Sketches Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces The Short Stories List of the Short Stories The Poetry Collections Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land John Marr and Other Sailors Timoleon and Other Ventures Weeds and Wildings, with a Rose or Two Uncollected Poems The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Essays Fragments from a Writing Desk Etchings of a Whaling Cruise Review Authentic Anecdotes of ‘Old Zack’ Mr Parkman’s Tour Cooper’s New Novel A Thought on Book-Binding Hawthorne and His Mosses The Letters Some Personal Letters of Herman Melville by Meade Minnigerode The Criticism The Best Sea-Story Ever Written by Archibald Macmechan Herman Melville’s Moby Dick by D. H. Lawrence Herman Melville’s Typee and Omoo by D. H. Lawrence Herman Melville by Virginia Woolf The Biography Herman Melville: Man, Mariner and Mystic by Raymond Weaver

Melville and the Theme of Boredom

Author : Daniel Paliwoda
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Boredom is a prevalent theme in Herman Melville’s works. Rather than a passing fancy or a device for drawing attention to the action that also permeates his work, boredom is central to the writings, the author argues. He contends that in Melville’s mature work, especially Moby Dick, boredom presents itself as an insidious presence in the lives of Melville’s characters, until it matures from being a mere killer of time into a killer of souls.

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.