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Study Guide for Herman Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener including summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about Bartleby the Scrivener, ask questions, and get the answers you need.
Author: Herman Melville
Year Published: 1853
Type: Short Story
Perspective and Narrator:
Bartleby, the Scrivener is narrated by the title character's employer, whose first-person point of view allows the reader to appreciate the lawyer's perspective of his listless employee.
Bartleby, the Scrivener is told primarily in past tense.
About the Title:
Bartleby, the Scrivener refers to the title character, a scrivener or clerk who copies legal documents by hand at a Wall Street law firm. The subtitle, A Story of Wall-Street, references the literal and figurative walls that surround him.