Bartleby, the Scrivener

Herman Melville

1853
Initially an impressively hard worker in the rat race on Wall Street, a new clerk suddenly refuses all work. "I would prefer not to" becomes his constant refrain.
6 issues

Read classic literature in daily bite-sized bits


You also may enjoy...

The Mill on the Floss
George Eliot
87 issues
The Skylark of Space
Edward E. Smith
35 issues
Villette
Charlotte Bronte
76 issues
A Voyage to Arcturus
David Lindsay
39 issues
Carmilla
J. Sheridan LeFanu
12 issues
Victory
Joseph Conrad
44 issues
The Sea Wolf
Jack London
45 issues
The Gambler
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
29 issues
Tess of the d'Urbervilles
Thomas Hardy
66 issues
Ramona
Helen Hunt Jackson
59 issues
Phantastes
George MacDonald
29 issues
The Club of Queer Trades
G.K. Chesterton
21 issues
The Voyage Out
Virginia Woolf
53 issues
Dead Souls
Nikolai Gogol
55 issues
King Solomon's Mines
H. Rider Haggard
38 issues
Kidnapped
Robert Louis Stevenson
34 issues
The Coral Island
R.M. Ballantyne
40 issues
The Moonstone
Wilkie Collins
81 issues
The Room in the Dragon Volant
J. Sheridan LeFanu
17 issues
Far from the Madding Crowd
Thomas Hardy
51 issues
The Tragedy of the Korosko
Arthur Conan Doyle
19 issues
Great Expectations
Charles Dickens
74 issues
The Adventure of the Engineer's Thumb
Arthur Conan Doyle
3 issues
The Age of Innocence
Edith Wharton
42 issues
Northanger Abbey
Jane Austen
30 issues
The Return of the Native
Thomas Hardy
50 issues
A Tale of Two Cities
Charles Dickens
59 issues
The Woman in White
Wilkie Collins
101 issues
The Mayor of Casterbridge
Thomas Hardy
46 issues
At the Earth's Core
Edgar Rice Burroughs
22 issues