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This is one of my favorite novellas (really a long short story).
And the fact that neither he nor the narrator nor the author fully articulate the ' root of his nay' adds in a way to the mystery and mystique of the character.
I would definitely recommend this novella; it can be read in under an hour and is well worth your time.
Sadness revealed but not explained. Great integrity to this short story. Study on our behavior in the midst of others.Published 2 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 2 months ago by Ronald L. Cauthon
Boring, boring, inane, not a very good read unless you livened 200 years ago in England. Tally Jo, tally hoPublished 2 months ago by zeodave
I have read "Bartleby, The Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street." While I could write a review, the way I feel about the book, I'd prefer not to....Published 4 months ago by W. Perry Hall
What to make of this short but by no means simple or sweet little book by Herman Melville? I was tempted to say the great Herman Melville but that is neither how he felt nor how... Read morePublished 7 months ago by keetmom
Loved the vocabulary, the suspense and most of all, the character descriptions. Easy, short read that is well worth the time.Published 8 months ago by Levy smith
I remember reading this in high school and loving it. Still do. It's a classic for a reason. If you haven't heard of it, give it a try.Published 10 months ago by C. Keebler
A story of compassion & loyalty, and intolerance & self interest. Some see Bartelby as a person with Aspergers, with his intransigence, loyalty, lack of social awareness or even a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Geraldine
Quirky is the kindest thing I can say about this short tale. Yes, others have praised Melville's writing style which is excellent and waxed poetic about the cultural message... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Lsk