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The confidence man : his masquerade

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  • "The name Herman Melville is synonymous with the pinnacle of American literary achievement, and many regard his novel Moby-Dick as the quintessential work of American fiction. In The Confidence-Man, Melville's final major novel, the author explores the motivations, travails, and personalities of a group of boat passengers en route to New Orleans, as well as the mysterious trickster figure who riles things up at the margins of the group."@en
  • "In Herman Melville's The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, a group of steamboat passengers paddle to New Orleans on April Fool's Day. As the Mississippi carries them down river, everyone is selling something: quack remedies; stock in a mining company about to fail; a fraudulent charity for widows and orphans. Set on the eve of the Civil War, as the frontier rapidly expands and Native Americans are driven to near-extinction, Melville's narrative poses the question: "In which institution does one place one's faith'" A satire on the works of Manifest Destiny, The Confidence-Man was Herman Melville's last novel before he retired from writing. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library."@en
  • "Herman Melville's last major novel is a cynical allegory taking place on a Mississippi riverboat on April Fool's Day as it travels toward New Orleans. It portrays a group of passengers - including several satires of 19th-century literary greats - and their reactions to the central character, an ambiguous stranger who sneaks aboard and tests their confidence. King of a world without principle, he capitalizes on false hopes and offers false pity."
  • "Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society."
  • "Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society."@en
  • "Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, this is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society."@en
  • "Savage irony and black humor as Melville's Confidence-Man strips away the hypocritical pretenses of fellow passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. Originally published 1857."@en
  • "Like a microcosm of America, the Fidele, a Mississippi steamboat bound for New Orleans, floats downstream without reaching its goal, its passengers all the victims or abusers of trust or confidence."

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