"Bartleby, the Scrivener" by Herman Melville
Lesson plans and learning activities

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Biography and Background

Herman Melville
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Herman Melville
Biography from Wikipedia.

"Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Background information and commentary.

"Bartleby the Scrivener"

All in a Day's Work: Modernizing Herman Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener"
In this lesson, students read and discuss a passage from "Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-street," then create their own modern versions of the story.

"Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Text of the story in a variety of formats, including EPUB and Kindle.

"Bartleby the Scrivener," Part 1 and Part 2
Audio files of the story, about 46 minutes together.

"Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street"
This text of the story includes clickable links leading to more information and analysis of the story.

"Bartleby the Scrivener" - Questions for Analysis
Questions about a variety of topics, from character and plot to paradox and ambiguity.

"Bartleby the Scrivener" -- A Brief Guided Reading
Extensive commentary on the story.

A Cultural Context for "Bartleby the Scrivener"
Critical response from 1853 and 2002, providing insights.

Launchpad: "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
An extensive set of questions for discussion and analysis.

Reading and Discussion Questions on "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
14 questions.