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Melville, Herman

Confidence Man

€ 15.95

The writer of }Moby Dick{ satirises American fraudulent optimism in this classic novel from the nineteenth century


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface vii
Introduction xiii
The Place of The Confidence-man in Melville`s Works xiii
The Setting xv
Fiction, Readers, Characters, Author xvi
Black Guinea`s List xx
The Confidence-Man as Myth xxiv
Chronology of Melville`s Life xxix
Selected Bibliography xxxi
Biographical xxxi
Criticism of The Confidence-Man xxxi
Note on the Text xxxiv
The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade
1(350)
A mute goes aboard a boat on the Mississippi
3(7)
Showing that many men have many minds
10(5)
In which a variety of characters appear
15(12)
Renewal of old acquaintance
27(9)
The man with the weed makes it an even question whether he be a great sage or a great simpleton
36(6)
At the outset of which certain passengers prove deaf to the call of charity
42(8)
A gentleman with gold sleeve-buttons
50(11)
A charitable lady
61(4)
Two business men transact a little business
65(8)
In the cabin
73(6)
Only a page or so
79(3)
The story of the unfortunate man, from which may be gathered whether or no he has been justly so entitled
82(6)
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
88(6)
Worth the consideration of those to whom it may prove worth considering
94(4)
An old miser, upon suitable representations, is prevailed upon to venture an investment
98(7)
A sick man, after some impatience, is induced to become a patient
105(11)
Towards the end of which the Herb-Doctor proves himself a forgiver of injuries
116(8)
Inquest into the true character of the Herb-Doctor
124(5)
A soldier of fortune
129(11)
Reappearance of one who may be remembered
140(6)
A hard case
146(11)
In the polite spirit of the Tusculan disputations
157(23)
In which the powerful effect of natural scenery is evinced in the case of the Missourian, who, in view of the region roundabout Cairo, has a return of his chilly fit
180(4)
A philanthropist undertakes to convert a misanthrope, but does not get beyond confuting him
184(12)
The Cosmopolitan makes an acquaintance
196(7)
Containing the metaphysics of Indian-hating, according to the views of one evidently not so prepossessed as Rousseau in favor of savages
203(12)
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
215(6)
Moot points touching the late Colonel John Moredock
221(6)
The boon companions
227(11)
Opening with a poetical eulogy of the Press, and continuing with talk inspired by the same
238(18)
A metamorphosis more surprising than any in Ovid
256(1)
Showing that the age of magic and magicians is not yet over
257(2)
Which may pass for whatever it may prove to be worth
259(2)
In which the Cosmopolitan tells the story of the gentleman-madman
261(3)
In which the Cosmopolitan strikingly evinces the artlessness of his nature
264(1)
In which the Cosmopolitan is accosted by a mystic, whereupon ensues pretty much such talk as might be expected
265(12)
The mystical master introduces the practical disciple
277(4)
The disciple unbends, and consents to act a social part
281(2)
The hypothetical friends
283(8)
In which the story of China Aster is at secondhand told by one who, while not disapproving the moral, disclaims the spirit of the style
291(17)
Ending with a rupture of the hypothesis
308(4)
Upon the heel of the last scene, the Cosmopolitan enters the barber`s shop, a benediction on his lips
312(7)
Very charming
319(10)
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
329(3)
The Cosmopolitan increases in seriousness
332(19)
Appendix: The River 351
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
355 pagina's
Januari 2007
476 gram
197 x 133 x 32 mm
DALKEY ARCHIVE PR gb

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