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It is one of the more exceptional pieces of short fiction in 19th-century American literature.
The story is a wonderful mixture of high comedy, pathos and fascinating commentary on the human condition.
I would definitely recommend this novella; it can be read in under an hour and is well worth your time.
Not really my style at all. Not bad though. Quick easy read. Short stories are always intriguing though. I didn't hate it.Published 21 days ago by jillafett
A bit of a challenge to read because of it's archaic English, but if your vocabulary needs building, it's great! Besides, it is a great story. Wonderful value for FREE!Published 1 month ago by w7wwv
A well written short story of human interest involving two main characters. The narrator, in a moral conundrum, dealing with Bartleby, the main character resulting in initial... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Peter J. Brock
Melville does not cease to impress in this imaginative, funny, sad, and thought provoking story. The writer's ability to describe and capture the emotions and inner thoughts of... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Stephen Eaton
Humorous. Quirky. Oddly disturbing. What does it really "mean"? You will want to reread it just to relish the sly use of Melville's vocabulary.Published 3 months ago by J. Kronenberg
I would prefer not to. Those were the only words spoken by Bartleby throughout this book, so it was hard to gain any insight into his personality. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Diane E. Daniel
Like so many of us admittedly, the name Herman Melville conjures up the work , Moby Dick. Bartley, the Scrivener introduces me to other facets of Melville. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer Wes
Sadness revealed but not explained. Great integrity to this short story. Study on our behavior in the midst of others.Published 7 months ago by Paul T. Scheller
I ordered "Bartleby: The Scrivener" because I had not read Dickens in years nor never had read this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ronald L. Cauthon