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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (Paperback)

By Herman Melville, Tony Tanner (Introduction by), John Dugdale (Notes by)
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Male, female, deft, fraudulent, constantly shifting: which of the masquerade' of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is the confidence man'? The central motif of Melville's last and most modern' novel can be seen as a symbol of American cultural history.
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About the Author

Herman Melville (1819-1891), novelist and poet, was born in New York City. Working with Romantic materials of primitivism, individualism, nature and the Gothic, Melville produced a body of fiction that analyzed reality in both its social and metaphysical dimensions. He is best known for his masterpiece, Moby Dick.

Tony Tanner was Professor of English and American Literature at the University of Cambridge.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780199554850
ISBN-10: 0199554854
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 2009
Pages: 361
Language: English