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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (Classic Reprint)

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  • Sales Rank:6,171,327
  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:406
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):1.5
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.9
  • Publication Date:November 30, 2013
  • ISBN:1451008481
  • EAN:9781451008487
  • ASIN:1451008481
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Synopsis
The Confidence-Man is the last major work written by famous American novelist Herman Melville. It was first published in 1857, being released on April Fool's day which is also the setting of the story. It follows the day of a group of passengers on a steamboat travelling down the Mississippi River destined for New Orleans. The book is generally a light comedy that has slightly sinister themes that manifest themselves throughout the story, peaking eerily at the end!

Herman Melville wrote 11 novels over his career, ending with this one, although he continued to write poetry for many years until finally passing away in 1891 at the age of 72. Melville gained little recognition for his work during his lifetime; it was only in the early 20th century that he finally began to be appreciated, most notably for his novel 'Moby Dick'.

Although The Confidence-Man is one of Melville's lesser known works it is no less of a masterpiece. It is both humorous and witty with many underlying themes, such as philosophy and morality, which keep the reader interested. It is a very well written book that is undeservedly forgotten.

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Category: Self Help - Confidence and Public Speaking

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