"Strangely huddled at the base of the wall, his knees drawn up, and lying on his side, his head touching the cold stones, I saw the wasted Bartleby.
I felt his hand, when a tingling shiver ran up my arm and down my spine to my feet" (1173)....
Having only encountered visible, physical disabilities before, the narrator does...
The 19th century was a time of great development, especially so in the realm of knowledge and representation of disability in literature.
During the winter months of early 1835, Herman left Pittsfield and joined his brothers in the fur business.
Now fifteen and a half, he kept the books of the firm for the following two years.
At some time during this period he enrolled as a student in the Albany Classical School.
He also became am member in the Albany Young Men's Association, a club for debating and reading, of which his brother was already a member.
Herman Melville: A Biography And Analysis Throughout American history, very few authors have earned the right to be called “great.” Herman Melville is one of these few.
His novels and poems have been enjoyed world wide for over a century, and he has earned his reputation as one of the finest American writers of all time.