The Confidence Man

The Confidence Man

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Description : At sunrise on a first of April, there appeared, suddenly as Manco Capac at the lake Titicaca, a man in cream-colors, at the water-side in the city of St. Louis. His cheek was fair, his chin downy, his hair flaxen, his hat a white fur one, with a long fleecy nap. He had neither trunk, valise, carpet-bag, nor parcel. No porter followed him. He was unaccompanied by friends. From the shrugged shoulders, titters, whispers, wonderings of the crowd, it was plain that he was, in the extremest sense of the word, a stranger. In the same moment with his advent, he stepped aboard the favorite steamer Fidèle, on the point of starting for New Orleans. Stared at, but unsaluted, with the air of one neither courting nor shunning regard, but evenly pursuing the path of duty, lead it through solitudes or cities, he held on his way along the lower deck until he chanced to come to a placard nigh the captain's office, offering a reward for the capture of a mysterious impostor, supposed to have recently arrived from the East; quite an original genius in his vocation, as would appear, though wherein his originality consisted was not clearly given; but what purported to be a careful description of his person followed.


The Confidence Man

The Confidence Man

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Northwestern University Press
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Total Read : 30
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Description : Presents a collection of the writings of Herman Melville.


The Confidence Man

The Confidence Man

Author by : Leon Garfield
Language : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Total Read : 45
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Description : The Confidence Man follows 14-year-old Hans Ruppert and a band of Protestants as they leave their home town and seek peace and freedom from Persecution in the New World. They are led by a mysterious hussar, who has offered to lead then to safety. To Hans he is a fascinating figure, but to the others he is a swindler, likely to abandon them at any moment.


The Confidence Man

The Confidence Man

Author by : Eve Gladstone
Language : en
Publisher by : Harlequin Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 71
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The Confidence Man

The Confidence Man

Author by : George Rochberg
Language : en
Publisher by :
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Total Read : 84
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The Confidence Man Large Print

The Confidence Man Large Print

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Independently Published
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Total Read : 39
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Description : Long considered Melville's strangest novel, The Confidence-Man is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and materialism of mid-nineteenth century America. A shape-shifting Confidence-Man approaches passengers on a Mississippi River steamboat and, winning over his not-quite-innocent victims with his charms, urges each to trust in the cosmos, in nature, and even in human nature-with predictable results. In Melville's time the book was such a failure he abandoned fiction writing for twenty years; only in the twentieth century did critics celebrate its technical virtuosity, wit, comprehensive social vision, and wry scepticism.


The Confidence Man His Masquerade

The Confidence Man His Masquerade

Author by : Herman Melville
Language : en
Publisher by : Jazzybee Verlag
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Total Read : 37
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Description : Pierre Glendinning is 19 years old and the heir of an old manor in the state of New York. Although already engaged to Lucy Tartan, he is more than thrilled when he meets his illegitimate half-sister Isabel Banford, a very mysterious person. He struggles on to find a solution to give her the proper share of the heritage without discrediting his father's name.