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Bartleby the Scrivener
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Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street is a short story written by American writer Herman Melville. First written in two parts in form of a serial in November and December 1853 issues of Putnam’s Magazine. The story then reprinted with some minor changes and published in 1956 in The Piazza Tales, which is a collection of short stories by Herman Melville. Here is a short review of Bartleby the Scrivener pdf.

Bartleby The Scrivener pdf Review:

It is a short story of a successful lawyer who advertises a third scrivener because of increase in his business. He hires Bartleby, a calm and forlorn looking guy,  as his third scrivener. At first, Bartleby works very efficiently at the office but after some time he starts refusing to do anything. The story of Bartleby then goes on till the end. Bartleby the Scrivener is one of the greatest american short stories.

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Herman Melville was an American poet, novelist and short story writer of the famous American Renaissance era but was mostly forgotten in the last part of his life.

Bartleby The Scrivener Summary:

Bartleby The Scrivener is one of the greatest short stories. The story is about a scrivener who is hired by a lawyer after increase in his business. Bartleby, the scrivener is a calm person and does his work efficiently at first but after some time refuses to do anything saying “I would prefer not to” whenever he is asked to do anything. The story goes on afterwards with the lawyer trying to discover reason behind Bartleby’s strange behaviour.

Features of Bartleby The Scrivener pdf:

Here are some of the features of this book:

  • It is one of the best short stories of American literature.
  • Also featuring a very interesting plot with a scrivener and a lawyer as central characters.
  • As well as one of short stories of the American Renaissance period.

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