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Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener


by Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener Resources

Movie or TV Productions

Bartleby en français (1970)

Hmm…we have to wonder how "Bartleby" would be pronounced in French.

Bartleby en français, part deux (1976)

Man! One French version just wasn't enough.

For good measure, Bartleby auf Deutsch (1963)

Bartleby is evidently huge in Europe. Who knew?

And finally, an English language version (2001)

Starring the incredibly odd Crispin Glover (of Back to the Future fame).


Bartleby the Scrivener: A Trailer from Hollywood

Here's the trailer for the 2001 film version.

"Bartolo, el auxiliar"

This is for you Spanish speakers out there – a modern retelling from the Spanish version of the TV sketch comedy show, Camera Café.


Chatterbox Theatre's recording of "Bartleby" (a play)
Check this out! The Memphis, TN theatre company produced this play based on Melville's story.



That's what the poster for the Crispin Glover film version of the story calls it. See for yourself.

Herman prefers not to smile.

The author, in a rather serious mood.



Here's a full-text version of "Bartleby the Scrivener" at, appropriately, bartleby.com.

"Bartleby" at Project Gutenberg

Here's another online full-text version.


Bartleby's Blank Wall

Here's a cool resource put together by the University of Kansas, in which you can find articles, full text of the story, history, and a ton of other interesting tidbits.

Herman Online

Curious about the great man himself? Melville.org has an extensive amount of Melville-related news and resources.

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