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  • Author:
    Herman Melville
  • ISBN:
    1907727892
  • ISBN13:
    978-1907727894
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  • Publisher:
    Bibliolis Books (May 20, 2010)
  • Pages:
    328 pages
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    Humanities
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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, first published in New York on April Fool's Day 1857, is the ninth book and final novel by American writer Herman Melville. The book was published on the exact day of the novel's setting.

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade, first published in New York on April Fool's Day 1857, is the ninth book and final novel by American writer Herman Melville. Though centered around the title character, The Confidence-Man portrays a group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans.

Herman Melville was born in August 1, 1819, in New York City, the son of a merchant. Only twelve when his father died bankrupt, young Herman tried work as a bank clerk, as a cabin-boy on a trip to Liverpool, and as an elementary schoolteacher, before shipping in January 1841 on the whaler Acushnet, bound for the Pacific.

The Confidence-Man book. I fear I have no further means to acquire another book any time soon. I am out of my very sustenance of life!

Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819, to Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melvill (Maria added the "e" to the . Following the release of The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade in 1857, Melville all but gave up on writing novels. Later Years, Death and Legacy.

Herman Melville was born in New York City on August 1, 1819, to Allan and Maria Gansevoort Melvill (Maria added the "e" to the family name following her husband's death). In the mid-1820s, young Melville fell ill to scarlet fever, and though he regained his health not long afterward, his vision was left permanently impaired by the illness. Melville delivered a series of lectures throughout the late 1850s, and the following decade he began a 20-year career as a customs inspector in New York City.

Long considered Melville's strangest novel, The Confidence-Man is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and .

Long considered Melville's strangest novel, The Confidence-Man is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and materialism of mid-nineteenth century America. A shape-shifting Confidence-Man approaches passengers on a Mississippi River steamboat and, winning over his not-quite-innocent victims with his charms, urges each to trust in the cosmos, in nature, and even in human nature-with predictable results.

This novel represented a departure for Herman Melville, a satirical and socially acute work that was to be a further step away from his sea novels.

Author: Herman Melville. Long considered the author’s strangest novel, this work is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and materialism of mid-18th-century America. This novel represented a departure for Herman Melville, a satirical and socially acute work that was to be a further step away from his sea novels. Some have argued that the book was a joke on the readers loyal to his sea stories, but if so, it backfired.

Chapter 1. Chapter I. a mute goes aboard a boat on the mississippi.

Herman Melville The Confidence-Man Chapter 1 CHAPTER I. A MUTE GOES ABOARD A BOAT ON THE MISSISSIPPI AT sunrise on a first of April Note: there appeared, suddenly as Manco Capac Note: at the lake Titicaca, a man in cream-colors, at the water-side in the city of St. Louis. His cheek was fair, his chin downy, his hair flaxen, his hat a white fur one, with a long fleecy nap. He had neither trunk, valise, carpet-bag, nor parcel. Chapter 1.

The Confidence-Man, Melville’s last published novel, is in many ways a forerunner of modernist American fiction.

Herman Melville's The Confindence-Man: His Masquerade was the tenth, last, and most perplexing book of his decade as a professional man of letters. After it he gave up his ambitious effort to write works that would be both popular and profound and turned to poetry. The book was published on April 1-the very day of its title character's April Fools' Day masquerade on a Mississippi River Steamboat. Herman Melville's The Confindence-Man: His Masquerade was the tenth, last, and most perplexing book of his decade as a professional man of letters.

Herman Melville was born in New York on August 1, 1819 to a rich mercantile family which declined due to great losses in business. During the next few years Herman wrote Israel Potter (1855) and The Confidence-Man (1857). Herman was the third child of his parents who had 8. His father, Allan Melville was an importer of French dry goods who died after going bankrupt when Melville was 12 years old. Herman’s mother Maria Gansevoort Melville then raised her children with a little occasional help from some rich relatives. Melville also wrote magazine stories in Putnam’s Monthly Magazine which revolved around the hypocritical and materialistic nature of man.