Bartleby, the Scrivener

by Herman Melville | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0146000129 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBCinDCwing of Washington, District of Columbia USA on 1/23/2023
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by wingBCinDCwing from Washington, District of Columbia USA on Monday, January 23, 2023
Registered by members of BCinDC. This book is going to piggyback on the Biographies of Things book box, which is going first to GoryDetails. She has a specific mission for little gems like this.

Journal Entry 2 by wingBCinDCwing at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Released 2 mos ago (1/26/2023 UTC) at -- Bookbox, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA


Members of BCinDC have released this book. This book is hitching a ride in the Biographies of Things book box and is going to GoryDetails for future wild release.

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Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, January 27, 2023
Thanks so much for including this little bonus book! I've read it before (and got a catch on it via a geocache release - see it here), but am glad to have another release copy; hope this one has as much luck!

I'd read "Bartleby the Scrivener" in school and, as often happens when one is forced to read something that is not to one's taste or mood at the time, and is then graded on it, I didn't care for it. But I re-read it much, much later, after discovering how much I liked Melville's other work, and was amused to find out how much I'd forgotten - and how sympathetic I was to the beleaguered narrator; I could all too easily imagine being driven to distraction by Bartleby's increasing reluctance to do anything. I also began to wonder whether the doctors shouldn't have been called in much earlier, as it appears that this may have been a case of chronic depression - which changes the feel of the story quite a lot... [The story's been adapted to the screen several times, including this 1970 film, which gave the story a then-contemporary setting.]

The second tale, "The Lightning-Rod Man", is a humorous little nod to overly-aggressive salespeople - or maybe just some wishful thinking, as the targeted customer comes out on top this time.

Journal Entry 4 by wingGoryDetailswing at Crystal Lake in Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Monday, January 30, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (1/30/2023 UTC) at Crystal Lake in Manchester, New Hampshire USA


I left this little book, bagged against the elements, wedged in the playground fence near the lovely (though snowbound) Crystal Lake; hope someone enjoys it!

[See other recent releases in NH here.]

*** Released for the 2023 Clean Start for the New Year challenge, for the embedded "bar" in the title. ***

** Released for the 2023 52 Towns in 52 Weeks challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Movie challenge. **

** Released for the 2023 Keep Them Moving challenge. **

Journal Entry 5 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Saturday, February 4, 2023
It reads like stereo instructions but I was happy to find the book. It was at a park on a fence

Journal Entry 6 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Manchester, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, February 5, 2023
Left in my apt complex on the steps

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