The Resource Bartleby and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville, (electronic resource)

Bartleby and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville, (electronic resource)

Label
Bartleby and Benito Cereno
Title
Bartleby and Benito Cereno
Statement of responsibility
Herman Melville
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Herman Melville towers among American writers not only for his powerful novels, but also for the stirring novellas and short stories that flowed from his pen. Two of the most admired of these - "Bartleby" and "Benito Cereno" - first appeared as magazine pieces and were then published in 1856 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 mid-19th-century New York. A strange, enigmatic man employed as a clerk in a legal office, Bartleby forces his employer to come to grips with the most basic questions of human responsibility, and haunts the latter's conscience, even after Bartleby's dismissal. "Benito Cereno," considered one of Melville's best short stories, deals with a bloody slave revolt on a Spanish vessel. A splendid parable of man's struggle against the forces of evil, the carefully developed and mysteriously guarded plot builds to a dramatic climax while revealing the horror and depravity of which man is capable. Reprinted here from standard texts in a finely made, yet inexpensive new edition, these stories offer the general reader and students of Melville and American literature sterling examples of a literary giant at his story-telling best
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Midwest
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1819-1891
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Melville, Herman
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1819-1891
  • 1819-1891
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  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
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Series statement
Dover thrift editions
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  • Young men
  • Copyists
  • Electronic books
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Wall Street (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Bartleby and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11602689
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multicolored
Control code
MWT11602689
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11602689
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Bartleby and Benito Cereno, Herman Melville, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11602689
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11602689
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11602689
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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