Bartleby the Scrivener / the Lightning-Rod Man / the Bell-Tower
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
Date: February 2006
Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
Melville's Bartleby is a classic American short story, a strange tale of an assiduous copyist whose catch-phrase is 'I would prefer not to'. It is joined here by two other stories from The Piazza Tales, Melville's idiosyncratic collection: The Lightning-Rod Man and The Bell Tower.