A masterpiece of short fiction, Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville is as relevant today as it was when it was first published anonymously in 1853. Melville wrote the story during the Guilded Age, a time when inequality between the haves and have-nots stretched the fabric of society. Today, instead of Vanderbilt and Carnegie we have Bezos and Zuckerberg. Economic injustice has sparked protests worldwide and capitalism seems tenuous. Bartleby, the first occupier of Wall Street, is a frustrated man of our times.
This edition of Bartleby, the Scrivener includes a new, critical introduction by Shaun Randol, The Mantle's founder, publisher, and editor in chief.
Book details: 978-0-9965770-8-3 | 53 pages | 4.25" x 6.875"
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