The Confidence-Man

Author(s): Herman Melville
Original Publish Date: Oct 11, 2016
Product Number: EB00686007
Released: Oct 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504041201
Publisher: Open Road Media
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From the author of Moby Dick: A con artist swindles his fellow passengers on a Mississippi River steamboat in this exploration of human nature. A mysterious stranger boards a steamboat bound for New Orleans on April Fools' Day. But just who is this confidence-man? At first, he is a mute, clad in cream-colored clothes and a white fur hat, boarding the steamer Fidele in St. Louis. The man transforms when he meets a group of passengers. He assumes the identities of a crippled beggar named "Black Guinea," an agent from the Seminole Widow and Orphan Society, and the president of the Black Rapids Coal Company, among other disguises. As the ship makes its way to its final destination and the huckster's deceptions lead to thefts, everyone on board will be left wondering whom they can trust. A cultural satire, allegory, and metaphysical treatise, The Confidence-Man is one of the most unconventional works by the legendary author of Moby Dick and Billy Budd, Sailor.

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Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00162441
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780307432087
Author(s): Herman Melville
Product Number EB00536467
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443436960

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