The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade - Herman Melville

The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade

Herman Melville

Book Summary

Onboard the Fidele, a steamboat floating down the Mississippi to New Orleans, a confidence man sets out to defraud his fellow passengers. In quick succession he assumes numerous guises - from a legless beggar and a worldly businessman to a collector for charitable causes and a cosmopolitan gentleman, who simply swindles a barber out of the price of a shave. Making very l

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