The Confidence-Man

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Dec 1, 1964
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User Review  - Mark Stephenson - Goodreads

Here is a 1966 paper which I don't think is available online relevant to "a Green Prophet from Utah" (Confidence Man Chapter 2) MELVILLE'S ALMA AND THE BOOK OF MORMON ROBERT A. REES In letters to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Martin Zook - Goodreads

As best I can determine, The Confidence Man did not make the most difficult novel list here. Inexplicable, at first, but then stop and think about it: It's so opaque that it generally stops readers in ... Read full review

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Responses to American Literature: Melville- The Confidence Man
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JSTOR: The Confidence-Man and the Use of Evidence in Compositional ...
The Confidence-Man and the Use of Evidence in Compositional Studies: A Rejoinder. Hershel Parker. Nineteenth-Century Fiction, Vol. 28, No. 1, 119-124. ... sici?sici=0029-0564(197306)28%3A1%3C119%3ATCATUO%3E2.0.CO%3B2-Q

The Confidence-Man 2e : NCE : English : ww Norton College Books
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Panurge and Melville's "The Confidence Man"
Melville’s The Confidence Man. New Orleans Picayune, June 21,1849:. `Well, then,' continues the `confidence man',. `just lend me your watch till to-morrow.' ... confidence.htm

Metaphysics, money & the Messiah: a conversation about Melville's ...
... to a quintessentially American parable, "The Confidence-Man : His Masquerade," the last long-form work of prose fiction by Herman Melville (1819 -1891). ... p/ articles/ mi_qa3671/ is_200710/ ai_n21137293

About the author (1964)

Melville was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books set in the South Seas. Both were popular successes, particularly Typee, which included a stay among cannibals and a romance with a South Sea maiden. During the next several years, Melville published three more romances that drew upon his experiences at sea: Redburn (1849) and White-Jacket (1850), both fairly realistic accounts of the sailor's life and depicting the loss of innocence of central characters; and Mardi (1849), which, like the other two books, began as a romance of adventure but turned into an allegorical critique of contemporary American civilization. Moby Dick (1851) also began as an adventure story, based on Melville's experiences aboard the whaling ship. However, in the writing of it inspired in part by conversations with his friend and neighbor Hawthorne and partly by his own irrepressible imagination and reading of Shakespeare and other Renaissance dramatists Melville turned the book into something so strange that, when it appeared in print, many of his readers and critics were dumbfounded, even outraged. Their misgivings were in no way resolved by the publication in 1852 of his next novel, Pierre; or, the Ambiguities Pierre; or, the Ambiguities, a deeply personal, desperately pessimistic work that tells of the moral ruination of an innocent young man. By the mid-1850s, Melville's literary reputation was all but destroyed, and he was obliged to live the rest of his life taking whatever jobs he could find and borrowing money from relatives, who fortunately were always in a position to help him. He continued to write, however, and published some marvelous short fiction pieces Benito Cereno" (1855) and "Bartleby, the Scrivener" (1853) are the best. He also published several volumes of poetry, the most important of which was Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866), poems of occasionally great power that were written in response to the moral challenge of the Civil War. His posthumously published work, Billy Budd (1924), on which he worked up until the time of his death, is Melville's last significant literary work, a brilliant short novel that movingly describes a young sailor's imprisonment and death. Melville's reputation, however, rests most solidly on his great epic romance, Moby Dick. 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 implications as well.

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