Book Reviews of Bartleby and Benito Cereno (Dover Thrift Editions)

Bartleby and Benito Cereno (Dover Thrift Editions)
Bartleby and Benito Cereno - Dover Thrift Editions
Author: Herman Melville
ISBN-13: 9780486264738
ISBN-10: 0486264734
Publication Date: 7/1/1990
Pages: 112
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Dover Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Bartleby and Benito Cereno (Dover Thrift Editions) on + 15 more book reviews
(my personal note: While I'm not an overall fan of Melville, these pieces are an appropriate dosage of him and are easily digested).

Two memorable and stirring worksfirst written as magazine pieces and later published in The Piazza Tales. "Bartleby," (also called "Bartleby the Scrivener") is a haunting moral allegory set in the business world of 19th-century New York. "Benito Cereno," a harrowing tale of slavery and revolt aboard a Spanish ship, is regarded by many as Melvilles finest short story.
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Bartleby is a VERY enjoyable work. Benito might have been, but it was so long ago.