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The confidence-man

Herman Melville

The confidence-man

his masquerade

by Herman Melville

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  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction,
  • Steamboats -- Fiction,
  • Mississippi River -- Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementHerman Melville ; with an introduction by Tony Tanner and explanatory notes by John Dugdale.
    GenreFiction.
    SeriesOxford world"s classics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2384 .C6 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxlvi, 361 p. :
    Number of Pages361
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22847101M
    ISBN 109780199554850
    LC Control Number2008482089

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Charlie tells a complicated tale about backwoodsmen as a backhanded insult to Pitch, and Frank responds with a parable about having confidence in men (same old same old). Charlie gets chased off when Frank asks to borrow money. Things are cool though, because Frank may have used demonic powers to calm Charlie down.

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Overview. Long considered Melville's strangest novel, The Confidence-Man is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and materialism of mid-nineteenth century America.

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This book doesn't pull any punches when it comes to literary, historical, social, political, and biblical allusions. Melville also pulls out the SAT vocabulary prep book and throws in words that were already obscure during the time he was writing, in the s.

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade Language: English: LoC Class: PS: Language and Literatures: American and Canadian literature: Subject: Satire Subject: Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction Subject: Mississippi River -- Fiction audio books by Jane Austen.

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade It is a difficult as well as a brilliant book, and many critics have offered interpretations of its complicated ambiguous symbolism. Darrel Abel briefly summed up Moby Dick as "the story of an attempt to search the unsearchable ways of God," although the book has historical, political, and moral /5(8).

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The text begins: A MUTE GOES ABOARD A BOAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI. At sunrise on a first of April, there appeared, suddenly as Manco Capac at the lake Titicaca, a man in cream-colors, at the water-side in the city of St.

Louis. His cheek was fair, his chin downy, his hair flaxen, his hat a white fur one, with a long .