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Bartleby, the Scrivener

A Story of Wall Street

The Piazza Tales
By Herman Melville
Narrated by Stefan Rudnicki / 1 hour 48 minutes

Herman Melville's tale of corporate discontent, Bartleby, the Scrivener, tells the story of a quiet, hardworking legal copyist who works in an office in the Wall Street area of New York City. The business where he works handles the official financial paperwork of wealthy men. One day, Bartleby's employer requests he proofread one of the documents he has copied. Bartleby declines the assignment with the inscrutable "I would prefer not," the first of what will become many refusals. The utterance of this remark sets off a confounding set of actions and behavior, making the unsettling character of Bartleby one of Melville's most enigmatic and unforgettable creations.

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Narrator Stefan Rudnicki
ISBN 9781481540230
Length 1 hour 48 minutes
Language English
Publisher Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication Date
Abridged No

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