The Confidence Man



❮Download❯ ➾ The Confidence Man ➹ Author Herman Melville – E17streets4all.co.uk Contemporary Reviews Includes Nineteen Commentaries On The Confidence Man, Eight Of Them New To The Second Edition Better Understood Today Are The Concerted Attacks On Melville By, Especially, Presbyt Contemporary Reviews Includes Nineteen Commentaries On The 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 ReviewersA 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 The Confidence PDF/EPUB or Developments Central To Melville S America And To This Novel, Including Utopias, Cults, Cure Alls, Transcendentalism, Indian Hating, The Bible, And Popular LiteratureA Selected Bibliography Is Also Included.The Confidence Man

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  • Paperback
  • 505 pages
  • The Confidence Man
  • Herman Melville
  • English
  • 18 June 2019
  • 039397927X

10 thoughts on “The Confidence Man

  1. says:

    This is Herman Melville s last strange novel and it is obvious why, a very nebulous plot doesn t help A Mississippi steamboat leisurely floating down the river, picking up and disembarking passengers along the way, from St Louis to New Orleans in the antebellum south before the Civil War Set on April Fool s Day a hint to the narrative, apparently on board is a confidence man hence the title maybethan one, possibly many A glimpse into the struggles of Americans on the edge of civ This is Herman Melville s last strange novel and it is obvious why, a very nebulous plot doesn t help A Mississippi steamboat leisurely floating down the river, picking up and disembarking passengers along the way, from St Louis to New Orleans in the antebellum south before the Civil War Set on April Fool s Day a hint to the narrative, apparently on board is a confidence man hence the title maybethan one, possibly many A glimpse into the struggles of Americans on the edge of civilization the untamed West nearby, Manifest Destiny the 19th century doctrine of the nation, has come to fruition However people on the Fidele the name of vessel are a gullible lot, believing nefarious characters with t...

  2. says:

    Short review Complicated, dense, angry, and funny too though in that depressing kind of way Longer,rambling comments and some quotes If one is going to try and come up with some sort of definition of a masterpiece surely one of the criteria must be an almost permanent relevance that something of what is said about our s...

  3. says:

    An arduous read I read 4 pages a day Very tough going but I finished it Only great admiration for the author pulled me through Not recommended if you have not read his other works Moby Dick or, The Whale, of course, but for something lighter try Typee and Omoo Both are South Seas adventure stories Later, when you re hooked, after the diverting White Jacket and Redburn and the stories, you may want to move on to ...

  4. says:

    This is the kind of book that could ve gone on forever, concluding only when the author s spleen and or exuberance gave out, and Melville admitted as much with the last sentence Something further may follow of this Masquerade.but this reader s glad it didn t, as his enthusiasm for the book faded toward the end Which isn t to knock the book necessarily, since The Confidence Man is almostof a conceptual piece than a novel meaning that the idea is as important, or even , than the actual This is the kind of book that could ve gone on forever, concluding only when the author s spleen and or exuberance gave out, and Melville admitted as much with the last sentence Something further may follow of this Masquerade.but th...

  5. says:

    The Confidence Man is a very cryptic book Poorly received during its time and was the last book he published in his lifetime It is part morality play, part theatre, part absurd it is very hard to label in fact At the beginning, the revolving characters reminded me of Chaucer s Tales a possible inspiration for Melville amd then I also thought of Richard Linkletter s cult classic first movie, Slacker where each character introduces us to a new one and then vanishes If I compared A Brief H The Confidence Man is a very cryptic book Poorly received during its time and was the last book h...

  6. says:

    Introduction, by Stephen MattersonA Note on the TextBibliography The Confidence Man His Masquerade NotesAppendix A The River Appendix B James Hall s Sketches

  7. says:

    what is this novel is it a novel is it a collection of vignettes is there a plot honestly, who knows Following up the critical failure of Moby Dick, Melville decided to pen his final novel, The Confidence Man I m not even sure if I can give a plot summary here It s set on a steamboat on the Mississippi and we sort...

  8. says:

    Combustible, brilliant, dialectical, like a Marx brothers film in the mid American 19th Century Literally filled with ramshackle, charming, sleazy, opportunistic, phantasmal, eccentric, grotesque, gaudy, loquacious characters who are all out to Talk to anyone, about anything, especially their own opinions, biases, agendas, philosophies and observations Trick see above that is, to con anyone they can get their hands on to abide by or follow or merely acknowledge their particular grievan Combustible, brilliant, dialectical, like ...

  9. says:

    Strange, that in a work of amusement, this severe fidelity to real life should be exacted by anyone, who, by taking up such a work, sufficiently shows that he is not unwilling to drop real life, and turn, for a time, to something different Yes, it is, indeed, strange that any one should clamour for the thing he is weary of that any one, who, for any cause, finds real life dull, should yet demand of him who is to divert his attention from it, that he should be true to that dullness.Well said, m Strange, that in a work of amusement, this severe fidelity to real life should be exacted by anyone, who, by taking up such a work, sufficiently shows that he is not unwilling to drop real life, and turn, for a time, to something different Yes, it is, indeed, strange that any one should clamour for the thing he is weary of that any one, who, for any cause, finds real life dull, should yet demand of him who is to divert his attention from it, ...

  10. says:

    Call your novel The Confidence Man and set it on a Mississippi steamboat Your readers will, no doubt, have certain expectations of shadowy action and nefarious double dealings Ah, but you have conned them And you will be aided in your con by a publisher who,than a century after you have shuffled off this mortal coil, releases a paperback edition with wooden dice on the cover This is, as the introduction states, not a novel of action but a novel of thought A series of conversations ab Call your novel The Confidence Man and set it on a Mississippi steamboat Your readers will, no doubt, have certain expectations of shadowy action and nefarious double dea...

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