The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade by Herman Melville

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

byHerman Melville

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Herman Melville

Born in New York City, the son of New England merchant. He worked at odd jobs (clerk, garmhand, teacher) before sailing to the South Seas on the whaler Acushnet. He deserted his ship, lived among cannibals, mutinied on an Australian boat, then spent two years on an American boat returning to the U.S. He successfully romanticized these adventures, publishing seven novels in six years, including Moby Dick (1851), one of the masterworks of American fiction. His popularity waned, and by the time he died he was virtually forgotten. Billy Budd was his last great novel. As his writing declined, Melville sailed again, around Cape Horn to San Francisco on a clipper ship commanded by his brother.

CONTENTS
CHAPTER
A mute goes aboard a boat on the Mississippi.
CHAPTER
Showing that many men have many minds.
CHAPTER
In which a variety of characters appear.
CHAPTER
Renewal of old acquaintance.
CHAPTER
The man with the weed makes it an even question whether he be a great sage
or a great simpleton.
CHAPTER
At the outset of which certain passengers prove deaf to the call of charity.
CHAPTER
A gentleman with gold sleeve-buttons.
CHAPTER
A charitable lady.
CHAPTER
Two business men transact a little business.
CHAPTER
In the cabin.
CHAPTER
Only a page or so.
CHAPTER
The story of the unfortunate man, from which may be gathered whether or no
he has been justly so entitled.
CHAPTER
The man with the traveling-cap evinces much humanity, and in a way which would seem to show him to be one of the most logical of optimists.
CHAPTER
Worth the consideration of those to whom it may prove worth considering.
CHAPTER
An old miser, upon suitable representations, is prevailed upon to venture an
investment.
CHAPTER
A sick man, after some impatience, is induced to become a patient.
CHAPTER
Towards the end of which the Herb-Doctor proves himself a forgiver of injuries.
CHAPTER
Inquest into the true character of the Herb-Doctor.
CHAPTER
A soldier of fortune.
CHAPTER
Reappearance of one who may be remembered.
CHAPTER
A hard case.
CHAPTER
In the polite spirit of the Tusculan disputations.
CHAPTER
In which the powerful effect of natural scenery is evinced in the case of the Missourian, who, in view of the region round about Cairo, has a return of his chilly fit.
CHAPTER
A philanthropist undertakes to convert a misanthrope, but does not get beyond confuting him.
CHAPTER
The Cosmopolitan makes an acquaintance.
CHAPTER
Containing the metaphysics of Indian-hating, according to the views of one
evidently as prepossessed as Rousseau in favor of savages.
CHAPTER
Some account of a man of questionable morality, but who, nevertheless, would
seem entitled to the esteem of that eminent English moralist who said he
liked a good hater.
CHAPTER
Moot points touching the late Colonel John Moredock.
CHAPTER
The boon companions.
CHAPTER
Opening with a poetical eulogy of the Press, and continuing with talk inspired
by the same.
CHAPTER
A metamorphosis more surprising than any in Ovid.
CHAPTER
Showing that the age of music and magicians is not yet over.
CHAPTER
Which may pass for whatever it may prove to be worth.
CHAPTER
In which the Cosmopolitan tells the story of the gentleman-madman.
CHAPTER
In which the Cosmopolitan strikingly evinces the artlessness of his nature.
CHAPTER
In which the Cosmopolitan is accosted by a mystic, whereupon ensues pretty much such talk as might be expected.
CHAPTER
The mystical master introduces the practical disciple.
CHAPTER
The disciple unbends, and consents to act a social part.
CHAPTER
The hypothetical friends.
CHAPTER
In which the story of China Aster is, at second-hand, told by one who, while not
disapproving the moral, disclaims the spirit of the style.
CHAPTER
Ending with a rupture of the hypothesis.
CHAPTER
Upon the heel of the last scene, the Cosmopolitan enters the barber's shop, a
benediction on his lips.
CHAPTER
Very charming.
CHAPTER
In which the last three words of the last chapter are made the text of the discourse,
which will be sure of receiving more or less attention from those
readers who do not skip it.
CHAPTER
The Cosmopolitan increases in seriousness.

Title:The Confidence-Man: His MasqueradeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:August 18, 2012Publisher:Zhingoora BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990006133165

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