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MELVILLE, H.: Bartleby the Scrivener / The Lightning-Rod Man / The Bell-Tower (Unabridged)


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MELVILLE, H.: Bartleby the Scrivener / The Lightning-Rod Man / The Bell-Tower (Unabridged)

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’.

Disc 1

  Bartleby the Scrivener
1.   I am a rather elderly man 00:04:05
2.   Some time prior to the period at which this little history begins... 00:03:12
3.   There are many singular coincidences I have known... 00:03:03
4.   ‘With submission, sir,’ said Turkey... 00:02:51
5.   Among the manifestations of his diseased ambition... 00:02:40
6.   Though concerning the self - indulgent habits of Turkey... 00:03:22
7.   Now my original business – that of conveyancer... 00:02:09
8.   At first Bartleby did an extraordinary quantity of writing... 00:03:57
9.   A few days after this, Bartleby concluded... 00:02:45
10.   It is not seldom the case that when a man is browbeaten... 00:03:39
11.   Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance… 00:03:37
12.   ‘Bartleby’, said I, ‘Ginger Nut is away... ’ 00:02:25
13.   As days passed on, I became considerably reconciled... 00:03:09
14.   Now, the utterly unsurmised appearance of Bartleby... 00:03:22
15.   For the first time in my life a feeling of overpowering... 00:03:16
16.   Revolving all these things, and coupling them... 00:03:46
17.   It was rather weak in me I confess... 00:03:40
18.   As he opened the folding - door to retire... 00:03:20
19.   At length, necessities connected with my business... 00:05:12
20.   As I had intended, I was rather earlier than usual... 00:03:14
21.   ‘Will you, or will you not, quit me’ 00:03:14
22.   I endeavored also immediately to occupy myself... 00:04:43
23.   ‘Ere revolving any complicated project, however... 00:02:40
24.   On the appointed day I engaged carts and men... 00:01:59

Disc 2

  Bartleby the Scrivener
1.   ‘I am very sorry, sir’ said I... 00:03:10
2.   ‘Now one of two things must take place.’ 00:02:38
3.   I answered nothing... 00:03:18
4.   Being under no disgraceful charge... 00:03:02
5.   ‘How’s this’ said the grub - man... 00:03:01
6.   There would seem little need for proceeding further in this history... 00:02:50
  The Lightning-Rod Man
7.   What grand irregular thunder, thought I... 00:02:56
8.   ‘Sir,’ said I, bowing politely... 00:03:02
9.   ‘I am a dealer in lightning - rods’, said the stranger... 00:03:09
10.   ’Crash! Only three pulses... ’ 00:02:51
11.   There was now a little cessation of the storm... 00:02:39
12.   ‘Tall men in a thunder storm I avoid... ’ 00:03:48
  The Bell-Tower
13.   In the south of Europe... 00:03:39
14.   At length the holiday of the tower came... 00:03:54
15.   His felony remitted by the judge... 00:03:48
16.   But, being questioned... 00:04:11
17.   His still, Vulcanic face hiding its burning brightness... 00:04:16
18.   ‘Hark! Is that – a footfall above’ 00:03:19
19.   Slowly, the day drew on... 00:05:04
20.   From the mystery unavoidably investing it... 00:03:15
21.   He still bent his efforts... 00:04:22
22.   It was thought that on the day preceding the fatality... 00:03:37
23.   But as the pall - bearers entered the cathedral porch... 00:03:29

Total Playing Time: 02:38:38

Melville, Herman

Roberts, William

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA240112

Barcode: 9789626344019

Physical Release: 02/2006

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