Bartleby is available for purchase as part of a series.

"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 Putnam's Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856. A Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy and any other task required of him, with the words "I would prefer not to".

an Interview with Professor John Staud

John Staud currently serves as Executive Director of the University of Notre Dame’s ACE program. His scholarly activity has focused on the writings of Herman Melville, and prior to returning to Notre Dame, he taught British and American literature as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago and at Jesuit high schools in Chicago and Denver.

The Mouse Book team paid Professor Staud a visit at his office in Notre Dame, and had a nice conversation with him about Melville, his perspective, and how the issues of his time had an influence on his writing.