“The Bell Tower” by Herman Melville

by kattomic

“The Bell Tower” by Herman Melville

10.18.12

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Today Google is celebrating the 161st anniversary of the publication of Moby Dick, so I thought it would be appropriate to feature a short story by Herman Melville. The story you always see anthologized is “Bartleby the Scrivener” but I like “The Bell Tower.”  The opening paragraph is a fine example of his Gothic ornate style, a description of the title “character” that is quite sinister. You can read it here. English majors never die!

See you tomorrow!

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