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Herman Melville

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Bartleby the Scrivener | Suggested Reading


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Anderson, Walter. "Form and Meaning in 'Bartleby, the Scrivener.'" Studies in Short Fiction 18 (Fall 1981): 383–93. Print.

Barnett, Louise K. "Bartleby as Alienated Worker." Studies in Short Fiction 11 (Fall 1974): 379–95. Print.

Delbanco, Andrew. Melville: His World and Work. New York: Vintage, 2005. Print.

Dilworth, Thomas. "Narrator of 'Bartleby': The Christian-Humanist Acquaintance of John Jacob Astor." Papers on Language and Literature: A Journal for Scholars and Critics of Language and Literature 38.1 (Winter 2002): 49–75. Detroit: Gale, 2008. Raleigh Charter High School. Web. 06 July 2016.

Giles, Todd. "Melville's 'Bartleby the Scrivener.'" Explicator 65.2 (2007): 88–91. Humanities International Complete. Web. 12 June 2016.

Kahn, Andrew and Herman Melville. "Finally! The Interactive, Annotated Edition of 'Bartleby, the Scrivener' You Always Wanted." Slate Magazine. 2015. Web. 06 May 2016.

Kuebrich, David. "Melville's Doctrine of Assumptions: The Hidden Ideology of Capitalist Production in 'Bartleby.'" New England Quarterly 69 (1996): 381–405. Print.

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