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Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street

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ISBN-10: 1406509884

ISBN-13: 9781406509885

Edition: N/A

Authors: Herman Melville

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By the American novelist, essayist and poet, widely esteemed as one of the most important figures in American literature and best remembered today for his masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851). His short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1856) is among his most important pieces, and has been considered a precursor to Existentialist and Absurdist literature.
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List price: $10.99
Publisher: Dodo Press
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

Melville was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books…