Written by Herman Melville
Publisher: Putnam’s Magazine
Genre: Short story, Classic
Original Language: English
Read from 2022-09-06 to 2022-09-06
Read in English
Review: Read under the “it’s a classic!”-justification, Bartleby the Scrivener was a very fun little read. We hear the story through the voice of a lawyer who has hired a clerk who ends up being… more, or less, than the lawyer bargained for. The story is mildly humorous, keeps itself interesting, and while it’s very easy to read, and spawns an entertaining (at least for me) train of thought about what the story is actually about, and what it’s trying to tell the reader.
Not a groundbreaking story, and not one that is likely to stay with me for a very long time, but also not a bad way to kill some time in a relaxing way.