The Confidence-Man (Modern Library Classics)

By: Herman Melville

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"In "The Confidence-Man,"" writes John Bryant in his Introduction, "Melville found a way to render our tragic sense of self and society through the comic strategies of the confidence game. He puts the reader in the game to play its parts and to contemplate the inconsistencies of its knaves and fools." Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, "The Confidence-Man" is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society. Set from the first American edition of 1857, this Modern Library paperback includes an Appendix with Bryant's innovative "fluid text" analysis of early manuscript fragments from Melville's novel.

Title: The Confidence-Man (Modern Library Classics)

Author Name: Herman Melville

Categories: FC,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Modern Library: September 2003

ISBN Number: 037575802X

ISBN Number 13: 9780375758027

Binding: Paper Back

Book Condition: Collectible - Very Good

Seller ID: 16434

Description: A stated First Modern Library Edition. Book is clean and tight. Appears unread. Has minor shelf wear. We put tracking on every shipment.