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The Confidence-Man (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Confidence-Man (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: Herman Melville
ISBN 13: 9780199554850
ISBN 10: 199554854
Edition: 1
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-08-03
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
List Price: $12.95
 
 

The authoritative edition of Melville's last novel

Jim Lewis - Conjunctions

I love the book, more than Moby-Dick, more than any native novel I can think of. Melville is the muse of my America, and The Confidence-Man is my vade mecum. I've read it over and over, and sometimes tried to imitate it. And yet. . . . Is there a more lighthearted and amusing tale that's meaner and more misanthropic?