Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener is one of the most highly regarded short stories of American fiction. It tells the story of Bartleby, a man hired to work in a law firm as a scrivener. As time goes on, Bartleby becomes stranger and stranger, refusing to do any work and taking up residence in the offices.

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. He was born in New York City in 1819. He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning in 1839, his experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee and Omoo. Subsequent books, including his masterpiece Moby-Dick, sold poorly, and by the 1860s Melville had turned to poetry. Following his death in New York City in 1891, he posthumously came to be regarded as one of the great American writers.

ISBN 9781911475217 – Paperback – 105 mm x 140 mm – 64 pages
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