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Published by Dover Publications in New York, USA .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • New York (N.Y.),
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Young men -- Fiction.,
  • Copyists -- Fiction.,
  • New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.,
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.) -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

USA

Other titlesBartleby, the Scrivener, Benito Cereno.
StatementHerman Melville.
GenreFiction.
SeriesDover Thrift Editions
ContributionsMelville, Herman, 1819-1891.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2384 .B26 1990
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationvi, 104 p. ;
Number of Pages104
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1876917M
ISBN 100486264734
ISBN 109780486264738
LC Control Number90037098
OCLC/WorldCa1083420388

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I grabbed this book for the enigmatic short story Bartleby, but it was the second story, Benito Cereno, (set on a merchant ship carrying slaves) that completely blew me away. I had no prior knowledge of its plot or the history it was based on, so I was a sitting duck for Melvilles brilliant and ruthless deceptions/5.   Two of the most admired of these — "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" — first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza Tales. "Bartleby" (also known as "Bartleby the Scrivener") is an intriguing moral allegory set in the business world of midth-century New York.4/4(2).   Two of the most admired of these -- "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" -- first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza Tales. "Bartleby" (also known as "Bartleby the Scrivener") is an intriguing moral allegory set Read Full OverviewCited by: "Bartleby," (also called "Bartleby the Scrivener") is a haunting moral allegory set in the business world of 19th-century New York. "Benito Cereno," a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship, is regarded by many as Melville's finest short story.

Two of the most admired of these -- "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" -- first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza Tales."Bartleby" (also known as "Bartleby the Scrivener") is an intriguing moral allegory set in the business world of midth-century New York. Two of the most admired of these "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" first appeared as magazine piece and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled "The Piazza /5(7). Two of the most admired of these — "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" — first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza Tales. "Bartleby" (also known as "Bartleby the Scrivener") is an intriguing moral allegory set in the business world of midth-century New York/5(K). But "Benito Cereno," published in (during a time of great political turmoil over the issue of slavery, six years before the Civil War), provides that very scenario: the slaves, who are portrayed as both brutal and cunning, revolt against their masters and are thwarted by the efforts of well-armed white men.

  Two of the most admired of these -- "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" -- first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza Tales. "Bartleby" (also known as "Bartleby the Scrivener") is an intriguing moral allegory set in the business world of midth-century New York/5(K). Benito Cereno by Herman Melville In many stories, the main characters carry the plot of a story throughout the book. The author often expresses the message that he desires the reader to receive through their thoughts and actions. Yet, the minor characters often have a large affect on the outcome of. Benito Cereno, is a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship and is regarded by many as Melville's finest short story. First written as magazine pieces and later published in The Piazza Tales, Bartleby (also called Bartleby, the Scrivener) is a haunting moral allegory set in the business world of 19th century New York. Two of the most admired of these — "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" — first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in as part of a collection of short stories entitled The Piazza /5(10).