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Bartleby the Scrivener

By Melville, Herman

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Book Id: WPLBN0000678495
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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: Bartleby the Scrivener  
Author: Melville, Herman
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & drama
Collections: Classic Literature Collection, Penn State University's Electronic Classics Series Collection
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Publisher: Penn State University's Electronic Classics


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Excerpt: Chapter 1. I am a rather elderly man. The nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men, of whom, as yet, nothing that I know of has ever been written -- I mean the law-copyists, or scriveners. I have known very many of them, professionally and privately, and, if I pleased, could relate divers histories at which good-natured gentlemen might smile and sentimental souls might weep.


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