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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.

About the Author

Most famous for his works Billy Budd and Moby Dick, Herman Melville (1818–1891) is a key figure in 19th-century American literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781843911562
Author:
Melville, Herman
Publisher:
Hesperus Press
Foreword by:
McGrath, Patrick
Foreword:
McGrath, Patrick
Author:
McGrath, Patrick
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Young men
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Hesperus Classics
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.43 in 0.37 lb

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