Bartleby the scrivener 2 as a premature act inasmuch as i had counted upon a life lease of the profits whereas i only received those of a few short years but this is by the way my chambers were up stairs at no wall street at one end they looked upon the white wall of the interior of a spacious sky light shaft penetrating the. Bartleby the scrivener a story of wall street is a short story by the american writer herman melville first serialized anonymously in two parts in the november and december 1853 issues of putnams magazine and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his the piazza tales in 1856. Bartleby the scrivener summary the narrator of bartleby the scrivener is the lawyer who runs a law practice on wall street in new york the lawyer begins by noting that he is an elderly man and that his profession has brought him into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men the law copyists or scriveners. Bartleby the scrivener 1853 bartleby the scrivener a story of wall street i am a rather elderly man the nature of my avocations for the last thirty years has brought me into more than ordinary contact with what would seem an interesting and somewhat singular set of men of whom as yet nothing that i know of has ever been written i . Bartleby the scrivener a story of wall street 1853 herman melville prepared by ann woodlief virginia commonwealth university click on text in red for hypertext notes and questions i am a rather elderly man
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