Herman Melville (1819–1891) found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick, now recognized as a masterpiece but scorned by Melville’s contemporaries. The author was obliged to work as a New York City customs inspector and died in obscurity, three decades before the critical reassessment of his work.
If you love Moby Dick and you still want more Melville checkout Bartleby an Benito Cereno
Reviewed by James David
Author of The Coast Guard Oracle
I PREFER NOT TO MISINTERPRET Herman Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street”
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Melville has a tendency to overload his narrative, but since this is a short book it doesn't ruin the tale. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jim F. Baughman
Very disappointing. Bruce convinced me to read it, and it sucked. Who the hell can read Melville, anyway? Gimme a break. That whale coulda been pink.Published 10 months ago by doctorgus
Glad I read them. Lots of food for thought in Bartleby. Lots of drama and history in Benito Cereno. Read morePublished 13 months ago by D. Montano
I purchased this for a course, read it for the course, and will probably never read it again. But it is classic Melville so I was happy to cross it off my literary bucket list.Published 18 months ago by WWJAD
The story is recounted many years after Bartleby has died by the narrator, or may be by Melville himself.
Well, this is Wall Street. Read more