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The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

Herman Melville

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of Moby-Dick. Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel's setting), The Confidence-Man was Melville's tenth major work in eleven years. The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. The novel is written as cultural satire, allegory, and metaphysical treatise, dealing with themes of sincerity, identity, morality, religiosity, economic materialism, irony, and cynicism. Many critics have placed The Confidence-Man alongside Melville's Moby-Dick and "Bartleby the Scrivener" as a precursor to 20th-century literary preoccupations with nihilism, existentialism, and absurdism. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

10h 56m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:49


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

38:40


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

29:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

14:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

20:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:52


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

33:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:04:58


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:56


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

55:47


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

52:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

25:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

45:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

41:35