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The confidence-man: his masquerade 75 editions

Cover of: The confidence-man by Herman Melville
About the Book

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 little from his hoaxes, the pleasure of trickery seems an end in itself for this slippery conman. Is he the Devil? Is his chicanery merely intended to expose the mercenary concerns of those around him? Set on April Fool's Day, The Confidence-Man (1857) is an engaging comedy of masquerades, digressions and shifting identity, and a devastating satire on the American dream.

75 editions First published in 1857

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Publish date unknown, John Lehmann
The Confidence-Man
in English
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English - [1st American ed.]
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English - [1st American ed.]
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English
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1857, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English
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1857, Reprint Services Corporation
The Confidence Man
Library Binding
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1923, Constable
The confidence-man
in English
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1923, Constable
The confidence-man
in English
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1923, Constable
The confidence-man
in English
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1923, Constable and company ltd.
The confidence-man
in English
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1948, John Lehmann
The confidence-man
in English
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June 1948, Harcourt School
Confidence Man
Paperback in English
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1948, J. Lehmann
The confidence-man
in English
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1948, J. Lehmann
The confidence-man
in English
Cover of: Confidence Man
June 1948, Norwood Editions
Confidence Man
Textbook Binding
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1949, Grove Press
The confidence-man
in English
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1949, Grove Press
The confidence-man
in English
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1954, Hendricks House
The confidence-man
in English
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1954, Hendricks House
The confidence-man
in English
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1954, Hendricks House
The confidence-man
in English
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1954, Hendricks House
The confidence-man
in English
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1955, Grove Press
The confidence-man
in English
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1955, Grove Press
The confidence-man
in English
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June 1957, Bobbs-Merrill Co
The Confidence-Man
Paperback
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September 1, 1961, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
Paperback
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1964, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
The confidence-man
in English
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1964, Holt, Rinehart and Winston
The Confidence-Man
in English
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1964, Holt, Rinehart & Winston
The confidence-man
in English
Cover of: The Confidence Man (Meridian Classics)
December 1, 1964, Plume
The Confidence Man (Meridian Classics)
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1964, New American Library
The confidence-man
in English
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1964, Holt, R & W
Confidence Man
in Undetermined
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December 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
in English
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1964, New American Library
The confidence-man
in English
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December 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
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December 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
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1964, New American Library
The confidence-man
in English
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1964, Holt
The confidence-man
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December 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
Paperback
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1964
Confidence-man
in English
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December 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
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December 1, 1964, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
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1964, Signet
The confidence-man
in English
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1966, Airmount
The confidence man
in English
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1966, Airmont Publishing Company
The confidence man.
in English
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1967, Bobbs-Merrill
The confidence-man
in English
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1967, Bobbs-Merrill
The confidence-man
in English
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1967, Bobbs-Merrill
The confidence-man
in English
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1968, Chandler
The confidence-man
in English
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March 1, 1969, Signet Classics
The Confidence-Man
Paperback
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1970, Dix, Edwards
The confidence-man
Microform in English
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September 1971, W. W. Norton & Company
The Confidence-Man
in English
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June 1980, Hendricks House
The Confidence-Man
Hardcover in English
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June 1984, Amereon Ltd
Confidence Man
Hardcover
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1984, Northwestern University Press, Newberry Library
The confidence-man
in English - Northwestern-Newberry ed.
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1989, Oxford University Press
The confidence-man
in English
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July 1990, Buccaneer Books
The Confidence Man
Hardcover in English
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1990, New York, N.Y., USA, Penguin Books
The confidence-man
in English
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July 2, 1991, Penguin Classics
The Confidence-Man
in English
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June 1991, Airmont Pub Co
Confidence Man
Paperback in English
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1992, Editora 34
O vigarista
in Portuguese - 1a ed.
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1995, Prometheus Books
The confidence man
in English
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September 27, 1999, Oxford University Press, USA
The Confidence-Man (Oxford World's Classics)
in English
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2002, Northwestern University Press
The confidence-man
in English - The authoritative ed., The Northwestern-Newberry ed.
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2003, Modern Library
The confidence-man
in English - 2003 Modern Library pbk. ed.
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2005, W.W. Norton & Co
The confidence-man
in English - 2nd ed.
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2006, W.W. Norton Co.
The confidence-man
in English - 2nd ed.
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August 20, 2007, BiblioBazaar
The Confidence-Man
Paperback in English
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October 26, 2007, Dodo Press
The Confidence-Man
Paperback in English
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August 20, 2007, BiblioBazaar
The Confidence-Man (Large Print Edition)
Paperback in English
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February 28, 2007, Dalkey Archive Press
The Confidence-Man
Paperback in English - First Dalkey edition
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2008, Oxford University Press
The confidence-man
in English
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2009, Penguin Group UK
The Confidence-Man
Electronic resource in English

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April 19, 2013 Edited by AnandBot Added "Popular Print Disabled Books" subject.
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