Bartleby (Penguin 60s)

by Herman Melville | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0146000129 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 4/8/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Saturday, April 08, 2006
Penguin 60s were little paperback titles published by Penguin for their 60th Anniversary.

Two short stories by Herman Melville: "Bartleby" & "The Lightning-Rod Man" - described on the back cover as "Two symbolic stories of human unconventionality".

I'm not sure what the symbolism is, but the two title characters are definitely eccentric.

I had previously heard references to Bartleby the scrivener, so I'm glad I read this so I know what they were about. On the other hand, I would "prefer not to" read it again so I'll pass it on.

Other Penguin 60s titles on my BC shelf:

The Atheist's Mass by Honore de Balzac
Baseball: Our Game by John Thorn
Blue Rose by Peter Straub
The Chrysanthemums by John Steinbeck
Daisy Miller by Henry James
The Dead by James Joyce
The Emperor's New Clothes by Hans Christian Andersen
A Gathering of Ghost Stories by Robertson Davies
Grimm's Fairy Tales by Jacob & Wilhelm Grimm
Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl
Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
The Man with the Twisted Lip by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Master and Man by Leo Tolstoy
The Overcoat and The Nose by Nikolai Gogol
Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Rip Van Winkle by Washington Irving
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost
Sixty Sonnets by William Shakespeare
Three Tales of Horror by Poe, Bierce, & Stevenson
The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
To Build a Fire by Jack London
The Wife of Bath by Geoffrey Chaucer
Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Youth by Joseph Conrad

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Sam Choy's Breakfast Lunch & Crab in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, April 09, 2006

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