Bartleby the Scrivener

A Story of Wall Street

Publisher: New Canadian Library
A deceptively simple premise – a scrivener who refuses to work – gives way to one of the most spectacular works of a great American author.
 
When a Manhattan lawyer’s workload increases, he hires a new scrivener to help manage the workload. At first Bartleby, is an excellent addition to the office. But when his productivity starts dropping – and doesn’t stop – his boss has to intervene. Yet he is baffled when the only answer he can get from Bartleby about working is, “I would prefer not to.” Bartleby refuses to work, but refuses to leave. What’s to be done with Bartleby?
 
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