Best Seller The Confidence-Man ( epic, fantasy, thriller, ethical, moral, logic comments, Mystery, romance, action, adventure, science fiction, drama, comedy, blackmail, humor classic, novel, literature, suspense )

Best Seller The Confidence-Man ( epic, fantasy, thriller, ethical, moral, logic comments, Mystery, romance, action, adventure, science fiction, drama, comedy, blackmail, humor classic, novel, literature, suspense )

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Best Seller The Confidence-Man ( epic, fantasy, thriller, ethical, moral, logic comments, Mystery, romance, action, adventure, science fiction, drama, comedy, blackmail, humor classic, novel, literature, suspense ) by Resounding Wind ebook

Long considered the author's strangest novel, The Confidence-Man is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and materialism of mid-eighteenth-century America. A mysterious shape-changing Confidence-Man approaches passengers on a Mississippi steamboat and, winning over the (not quite innocent) victims with his charm, urges them to implicitly trust in the cosmos, in nature, and even in human nature-with predictable results. The Confidence-Man represented a departure for Melville, a satirical and socially acute work that was to be a further step away from his sea novels. Yet it confused and angered reviewers who preferred to pigeonhole him as an adventure writer. Some have argued the book was a joke on the readers loyal to his sea stories, but if so, it backfired. Dismissed by critics as unreadable, and an undoubted financial failure, The Confidence-Man's cold reception undermined Melville's belief in his ability to make a living writing works that were both popular and profound, and he soon gave up fiction. It was not until the mid-twentieth century that critics rediscovered the book and praised its wit, stunningly modern technique, and wry view that life may be just a cosmic con game.

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BN ID: 2940150676855
Publisher: Resounding Wind Publishing
Publication date: 08/12/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 300 KB

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Best Seller The Confidence-Man ( epic, fantasy, thriller, ethical, moral, logic comments, Mystery, romance, action, adventure, science fiction, drama, 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
amin119 More than 1 year ago
Mind Blowing !!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book !!!!!!