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.
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Review: The Confidence-ManUser 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
Review: The Confidence-ManUser 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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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, ...
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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.' ...
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... to a quintessentially American parable, "The Confidence-Man : His Masquerade," the last long-form work of prose fiction by Herman Melville (1819 -1891). ...
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