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The Resource Bartleby the scrivener, and, Benito Cereno, Herman Melville ; foreword by Patrick McGrath

Bartleby the scrivener, and, Benito Cereno, Herman Melville ; foreword by Patrick McGrath

Label
Bartleby the scrivener, and, Benito Cereno
Title
Bartleby the scrivener, and, Benito Cereno
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville ; foreword by Patrick McGrath
Title variation
  • Bartleby the scrivener
  • Benito Cereno
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Member of
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384
LC item number
.B26 2007
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hesperus classics
Label
Bartleby the scrivener, and, Benito Cereno, Herman Melville ; foreword by Patrick McGrath
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-125)
Contents
Bartleby the scrivener - Benito Cereno
Control code
ocm85898290
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 126 p.
Isbn
9781843911562
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008378264
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85898290
  • (OCoLC)85898290
Label
Bartleby the scrivener, and, Benito Cereno, Herman Melville ; foreword by Patrick McGrath
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 124-125)
Contents
Bartleby the scrivener - Benito Cereno
Control code
ocm85898290
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
ix, 126 p.
Isbn
9781843911562
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008378264
System control number
  • (OCoLC)85898290
  • (OCoLC)85898290

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