Spring 2019

Bartleby, the Scrivener

And Other Piazza Tales

From the Series First Avenue Classics ™

  • Interest Level: Grade 7 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 9

Considered one of the greatest American writers, Herman Melville leaves the sea behind in this short story collection to write about Wall Street offices, the Galapagos Islands, a sinister architect, apathy, capitalism, and humanity’s precarious nature. In “Bartleby, the Scrivener,” a Manhattan lawyer struggles with a clerk who “prefers not” to do work or leave the office building. In “Benito Cereno,” a captain stumbles upon a Spanish slave ship off the coast of Chile, whose captain has been overthrown in a revolt. The short story collection also includes “The Piazza,” “The Lightning-Rod Man,” “The Encantadas,” and the “Bell-Tower.” This is an unabridged version of the 1856 edition.

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-5415-4141-2
$19.99 $14.99
Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 9
Genre Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand First Avenue Classics ™
Imprint First Avenue Editions ™
Language English
Publication Date 2019-01-01
BISACS FIC029000, FIC004000
Dewey 813/.3
Lexile 1200

Author: Herman Melville