Confidence Man: His Masquerade   -     Edited By: Stephen Matterson
    By: Herman Melville
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Confidence Man: His Masquerade

Penguin Classics / 1991 / Paperback

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Part satire, part allegory, part hoax, The Confidence-Man is a slippery metaphysical comedy set on April Fool's Day aboard the Mississippi steamer Fidele. Through the conversations of his confidence men Melville explores America and American values, plays with theories of trust and finds form for the idea that, if our beliefs are shifting and uncertain, we at least have fiction. 351 pages. Softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 1991
Dimensions: 7 3/4 X 4 (inches)
ISBN: 0140445471
ISBN-13: 9780140445473
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Onboard the Fidèle, a steamboat floating down the Mississippi to New Orleans, a confidence man sets out to defraud his fellow passengers. In quick succession he assumes numerous guises - from a legless beggar and a worldly businessman to a collector for charitable causes and a 'cosmopolitan' gentleman, who simply swindles a barber out of the price of a shave. Making very little from his hoaxes, the pleasure of trickery seems an end in itself for this slippery conman. Is he the Devil? Is his chicanery merely intended to expose the mercenary concerns of those around him? Set on April Fool's Day, The Confidence-Man (1857) is an engaging comedy of masquerades, digressions and shifting identity, and a devastating satire on the American dream.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Herman Melville, though not appreciated in his own time, is now regarded as one of America's greatest novelists. Much of the material for his novels was drawn from his own experience as a seaman. He wrote his masterpiece Moby-Dick in 1851 and died in 1891

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