Welcome to Bartleby.com: Great Books Online
|THE CONCLUDING line of Herman Melvilles classic American short story Bartleby, the Scrivener reads
Ah Bartleby, Ah Humanity!
And so, Bartleby.comafter the humble character of its namesake scrivener, or copyistpublishes the classics of literature, nonfiction, and reference free of charge for the home, classroom, and desktop of each and every Internet participant.
| Bartleby.com began as a personal research experiment in 1993 and within one year published the first classic book on the Web (Whitmans Leaves of Grass).|| 2|
| Since its incorporation in 1999 and the release of preeminent contemporary reference works, Bartleby.com becomes the most comprehensive reference publisher on the web, meeting the needs of students, educators, and the intellectually curious.|| 3|
| I welcome you as a patron, encourage your thorough use of our services, and look forward to your comments to benefit the quality and selection of our texts: email@example.com
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