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Bartleby the Scrivener | Study Guide

Herman Melville

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Author

Herman Melville

Year Published

1853

Type

Short Story

Genre

Fiction

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.

Tense

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.

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