Bartleby the Scrivener (Hesperus Classics)
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- Sales Rank:2,687,527
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Edition:1St Edition
- Shipping Weight (lbs):0.4
- Dimensions (in):5.2 x 0.4 x 7.6
- Publication Date:October 28, 2007
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When a New York lawyer needs to take on another copyist, it is Bartleby who responds to his advertisement, and arrives "pallidly neat, pitiably respectable, incurably forlorn." At first a diligent employee, he soon begins to refuse work, saying only "I would prefer not to." So begins the story of Bartleby—passive to the point of absurdity yet paradoxically extremely disruptive—which rapidly turns from farce to inexplicable tragedy. Accompanying Bartleby, Benito Cereno was first serialized in 1855, and centers around a slave rebellion on board a Spanish merchant ship in 1799.
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