Bartleby, the scrivener

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The classic tale of existential despair A Wall Street lawyer specializing in bonds and mortgages hires a respectable young man to copy legal documents by hand. At first, the new scrivener approaches his duties with a calm efficiency. Then comes the day when his response to a new assignment is, “I would prefer not to.” The mysterious phrase soon becomes Bartleby’s reply to everything asked of him, and his surrender to inertia is both maddening and inexorable. Torn between frustration and pity, anger and sorrow, his employer desperately tries to save Bartleby, but the cause is as doomed to disappointment as life itself. A strange and haunting fable that continues to resonate a century and a half after it was first published, Bartleby, the Scrivener is a masterpiece of American literature. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
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subject_facet Copyists -- Fiction, Copyists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction, Electronic books, General Fiction; Literary, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction, Securities industry -- United States -- Fiction, Short Stories; Literary, Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction, Young men -- Fiction, Young men -- New York (State) -- New York -- Psychology -- Fiction
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title_full Bartleby the scrivener [electronic resource] / Herman Melville, Bartleby, the Scrivener [eBook] Melville, Herman, Bartleby, the scrivener / Herman Melville, Bartleby, the scrivener [electronic resource] / Herman Melville
title_short Bartleby, the scrivener
topic_facet Copyists, Electronic books, Psychology, Securities industry, Young men, Young men -- Fiction