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by William Roberts,Herman Melville

  • ISBN: 9626344016
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: William Roberts,Herman Melville
  • Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
  • Other formats: docx lit azw mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Naxos Audio Books; Unabridged edition (February 1, 2006)
  • FB2 size: 1584 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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Melville’s ‘Bartleby’ is a classic American short story, a strange tale of an. .It is joined here by two other stories from The Piazza Tales, Melville’s idiosyncratic collection: ‘The Lightning-Rod Man’ and ‘The Bell Tower’.

Melville’s ‘Bartleby’ is a classic American short story, a strange tale of an assiduous copyist whose catch-phrase is ‘I would prefer not t. Disc 1. Roberts, William, reader. 1. I am a rather elderly man 00:04:05.

Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener is a classic American short story, a strange tale of a constantly busy copyist whose simple .

Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener is a classic American short story, a strange tale of a constantly busy copyist whose simple refrain, "I would prefer not to", wreaks havoc on his workplace. Invention, imagination, and expression combine with two other stories from Melville's The Piazza Tales: The Lightning-Rod and The Bell-Tower. A companion to the highly-praised collection Classic American Short Stories also performed by William Roberts, and including An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce

Written by Herman Melville, narrated by William Roberts

Written by Herman Melville, narrated by William Roberts. Bartleby the Scrivener, The Lightning-Rod Man, and The Bell-Tower were all originally published in Putnam's Monthly Magazine and collected together with three other stories in The Piazza Tales of 1856 (the title came from the only piece written especially for the collection, an introductory sketch called The Piazza). Despite the circumstances that made him turn to the shorter form, Melville enjoyed the technical challenges it posed, and he regarded many of his short stories more highly than some of his successful longer works.

The Lightning-Rod Man The Bell Tower. Narrated by William Roberts. It is joined here by two other stories from The Piazza Tales, Melville’s idiosyncratic collection: The Lightning-Rod Man and The Bell Tower. You have this audiobook.

The Paradise Of Bachelors And The Tartarus of Maids. The mask through which Melville speaks in the story is that of a decent, pragmatic, elderly Wall Street lawyer (who practices not far from Melville’s boyhood neighborhood, and the Custom-House from which he retired in 1885). The narrator is proud to work for robber-barons and is as different from the copyist, or scrivener, Bartleby, as seems possible. The man who copies legal documents in Bleak House, Melville would have read, calls himself Nemo, Latin for no one. An advantage cited about Nemo is that he never wants to sleep ; he is a haunted man.

Enter Bartleby, a glum albeit quality scrivener. However, the lawyer quickly discovers that something is off with his new employee

Enter Bartleby, a glum albeit quality scrivener. However, the lawyer quickly discovers that something is off with his new employee. When asked to perform any duties outside of copywriting, Bartleby responds with a canned 'I would prefer not t. Soon Bartleby is living at the office and performing less and less at work. Finally fed up with his strange new scrivener, the lawyer asks Bartleby to leave, only to find himself on the receiving end of yet another 'I would prefer not to. Contact: nm45807l.

Audio book of the week. Scriveners, it seems, were what we had before word-processors: clerks whose job it was to copy legal documents by hand. November 12 2006, 12:00am, The Sunday Times. When the enigmatic Bartleby ("pallidly neat, pitiably respectable, incurably forlorn") presents himself at the narrator's Wall Street law office for such a job, he appears too insubstantial to give his employer any trouble, but by his peculiar form of passive resistance he manages to cause havoc.

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with mino.

Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copies or do any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not t.

Melville's "Bartleby" is a classic American short story, a strange tale of an assiduous copyist whose catch-phrase is 'I would prefer not to.' It is joined here by two other stores from "The Piazza Tales", Melville's idiosyncratic collection: "The Lightning Rod" and "The Bell Tower". A companion set to the highly-praised collection "Classic American Short Stories" read by William Roberts including "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce.
Reviews about Bartleby The Scrivener and Other Stories: The Lightning-Rod Man, The Bell-Tower (3):
Quendant
These are very high quality readings, well produced and recorded with a rich, interesting, and apt voice for Melville the social chronicler. Voice is everything in the droll story of Bartleby of course--because the enigmatic, silent clerk is really a mirror for the sensibility of the teller, his Wall Street boss. Melville is highlighted here in the best of his city stories, a mode he excelled in as much as his better known sea sagas.

The Lightning Rod Man and The Bell Tower, two minor pieces from Piazza Tales, are tossed in for balance to make an interesting set. Here you will meet even more obscure Melville masks--both somewhat exasperating--Melville the humorist & Melville the exotic. All of these stories come out of the period Melville was experimenting and playing with new modes, still gamely trying to make a living as a writer despite a dwindling audience post-white whale. Usually neglected, they are brought excitingly alive in all their patented Melvillian wierdness on this little gem of a CD.
Ndyardin
It takes very little time to discover why Melville was a great writer. Even though his writing can seem archaic, you are drawn in by his beautifully crafted sentences. It is too bad that he never found the great sucess he hoped for before he died.
Linn
The kindle book has no table of contents, so If, for example, you want to read Bartleby the Scrivener, you must page (I use the paper-bound term, although I really mean advance through screens) through the 11 works (including Moby Dick) that precede the story you're looking for. I tried using the kindle "location" feature, guessing and putting in numbers that seemed like they might advance me to the general vicinity of where I wanted to be (are they page numbers? I have no idea) but this was impossible, because nowhere on the individual pages is the name of the specific work they're part of. I finally gave up on this edition and ordered the ebook that contained only Bartleby and Benito Cereno. That one actually has a table of contents that actually takes you to the work you want to read.

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