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Book Title: The Confidence Man: His Masquerade|
The author of the book: Herman Melville
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 7.37 MB
Edition: W. W. Norton & Company
Date of issue: January 1st 2006
ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Read full description of the books The Confidence Man: His Masquerade:Contemporary Reviews" includes nineteen commentaries onThe Confidence-Man, eight of them new to the Second Edition. Better understood today are the concerted attacks on Melville by, especially, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Methodist reviewers. A new section, "Biographical Overviews," embodies the transformation of knowledge about Melville s life that has occurred over the last three decades. This section provides a wide range of readings of Melville s life by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dennis Marnon, and Hershel Parker, among others "Sources, Backgrounds, and Criticism" is thematically organized to inform readers about movements and social developments central to Melville s America and to this novel, including utopias, cults, cure-alls, Transcendentalism, Indian hating, the Bible, and popular literature A Selected Bibliography is also included.
Read information about the authorHerman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick — largely considered a failure during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville's fall from favor with the reading public — was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.
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