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By Herman Melville

If Melville had by no means written Moby Dick, his position in international literature will be guaranteed by means of his brief stories. "Billy Budd, Sailor," his final paintings, is the masterpiece during which he provides the ultimate summation in his "quarrel with God." it's a excellent research of the tragic conflict among social authority and person freedom, human justice and summary reliable. Melville additionally explores this subject in "Bartelby the Scrivener," his recognized tale a few Wall highway legislation clerk who takes passive resistance to a comic—and eventually disastrous—extreme; and in "Benito Cereno," his fantastic account of oppression and uprising on a nineteenth-century slave send. finishing this number of nice stories are the eerie "The Encantados," the gorgeous, romantic "The Piazza," and Melville's chilling technological know-how fiction parable, "The Bell-Tower."

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Now and then, in the haste of business, it had been my habit to assist in comparing some brief document myself, calling Turkey or Nippers for this purpose. One object I had, in placing Bartleby so handy to me behind the screen, was, to avail myself of his services on such trivial occasions. It was on the third day, I think, of his being with me, and before any necessity had arisen for having his own writing examined, that, being much hurried to complete a small affair I had in hand, I abruptly called to Bartleby.

Unsurprisingly, he didn舗t complete it, for he had said its essential elements to Hawthorne; and it was Agatha舗s situation, not self, that was dark and alive to Melville. She was his emblem more than his story. But he did work at silence and undelivered messages that year, and did give Putnam舗s the tale of Bartleby, published in 1853. The mask through which Melville speaks in the story is that of a decent, pragmatic, elderly Wall Street lawyer (who practices not far from Melville舗s boyhood neighborhood, and the Custom-House from which he retired in 1885).

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