The Confidence-Man

The Confidence-Man

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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:… (more)


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Publisher: HarperPerennial Classics (September 16, 2014)

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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