9780486264738

Bartleby and Benito Cereno

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486264738

  • ISBN10:

    0486264734

  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1990-07-01
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

Two memorable and stirring works in one volume. "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.

Author Biography

Herman Melville (1819–1891) found early success with stories inspired by his adventures in the South Seas. His fortunes declined with the 1851 publication of Moby-Dick, now recognized as a masterpiece but scorned by Melville’s contemporaries. The author was obliged to work as a New York City customs inspector and died in obscurity, three decades before the critical reassessment of his work.

Table of Contents

Bartleby
1(34)
Benito Cereno
35

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