The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (Norton Critical Editions)

3,67 valoración promedio
( 2.086 valoraciones por Goodreads )
 
9780393979275: The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade (Norton Critical Editions)

The text of The Confidence-Man reprinted here is again that of the first American edition (1857), slightly corrected.

The Second Edition features significantly expanded explanatory annotations, particularly of biblical allusions.

"Contemporary Reviews" includes nineteen commentaries on The Confidence-Man, eight of them new to the Second Edition. Better understood today are the concerted attacks on Melville by, especially, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Methodist reviewers.

A new section, "Biographical Overviews," embodies the transformation of knowledge about Melville’s life that has occurred over the last three decades. This section provides a wide range of readings of Melville’s life by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dennis Marnon, and Hershel Parker, among others.

"Sources, Backgrounds, and Criticism" is thematically organized to inform readers about movements and social developments central to Melville’s America and to this novel, including utopias, cults, cure-alls, Transcendentalism, Indian hating, the Bible, and popular literature.

A Selected Bibliography is also included.

"Sinopsis" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Book Description:

Long considered the author's strangest novel, The Confidence-Man is a comic allegory aimed at the optimism and materialism of mid-eighteenth-century America. A mysterious shape-changing Confidence-Man approaches passengers on a Mississippi steamboat and, winning over the (not quite innocent) victims with his charm, urges them to implicitly trust in the cosmos, in nature, and even in human nature-with predictable results.

The Confidence-Man represented a departure for Melville, a satirical and socially acute work that was to be a further step away from his sea novels. Yet it confused and angered reviewers who preferred to pigeonhole him as an adventure writer. Some have argued the book was a joke on the readers loyal to his sea stories, but if so, it backfired. Dismissed by critics as unreadable, and an undoubted financial failure, The Confidence-Man's cold reception undermined Melville's belief in his ability to make a living writing works that were both popular and profound, and he soon gave up fiction. It was not until the mid-twentieth century that critics rediscovered the book and praised its wit, stunningly modern technique, and wry view that life may be just a cosmic con game.

From the Inside Flap:

"In "The Confidence-Man," writes John Bryant in his Introduction, "Melville found a way to render our tragic sense of self and society through the comic strategies of the confidence game. He puts the reader in the game to play its parts and to contemplate the inconsistencies of its knaves and fools." Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, "The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society. Set from the first American edition of 1857, this Modern Library paperback includes an Appendix with Bryant's innovative "fluid text" analysis of early manuscript fragments from Melville's novel.

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Comprar nuevo Ver libro

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America

Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Añadir al carrito

Los mejores resultados en AbeBooks

1.

Herman Melville
Editorial: WW Norton Co, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton Co, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Second Edition features significantly expanded explanatory annotations, particularly of biblical allusions. Contemporary Reviews includes nineteen commentaries on The Confidence-Man, eight of them new to the Second Edition. Better understood today are the concerted attacks on Melville by, especially, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Methodist reviewers. A new section, Biographical Overviews, embodies the transformation of knowledge about Melville s life that has occurred over the last three decades. This section provides a wide range of readings of Melville s life by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dennis Marnon, and Hershel Parker, among others. Sources, Backgrounds, and Criticism is thematically organized to inform readers about movements and social developments central to Melville s America and to this novel, including utopias, cults, cure-alls, Transcendentalism, Indian hating, the Bible, and popular literature. A Selected Bibliography is also included. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780393979275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,07
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

2.

Herman Melville, Hershel Parker, Mark Niemeyer
Editorial: WW Norton & Co
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 19
Librería
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton & Co. Paperback. Estado de conservación: new. BRAND NEW, The Confidence-Man (2nd Revised edition), Herman Melville, Hershel Parker, Mark Niemeyer, The Second Edition features significantly expanded explanatory annotations, particularly of biblical allusions. "Contemporary Reviews" includes nineteen commentaries on The Confidence-Man, eight of them new to the Second Edition. Better understood today are the concerted attacks on Melville by, especially, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Methodist reviewers. A new section, "Biographical Overviews," embodies the transformation of knowledge about Melville's life that has occurred over the last three decades. This section provides a wide range of readings of Melville's life by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dennis Marnon, and Hershel Parker, among others. "Sources, Backgrounds, and Criticism" is thematically organized to inform readers about movements and social developments central to Melville's America and to this novel, including utopias, cults, cure-alls, Transcendentalism, Indian hating, the Bible, and popular literature. A Selected Bibliography is also included. Nº de ref. de la librería B9780393979275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 10,06
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 7,74
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

3.

Herman Melville
Editorial: WW Norton Co, United States (2006)
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 10
Librería
The Book Depository US
(London, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton Co, United States, 2006. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd Revised edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Second Edition features significantly expanded explanatory annotations, particularly of biblical allusions. Contemporary Reviews includes nineteen commentaries on The Confidence-Man, eight of them new to the Second Edition. Better understood today are the concerted attacks on Melville by, especially, Presbyterian, Congregationalist, and Methodist reviewers. A new section, Biographical Overviews, embodies the transformation of knowledge about Melville s life that has occurred over the last three decades. This section provides a wide range of readings of Melville s life by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dennis Marnon, and Hershel Parker, among others. Sources, Backgrounds, and Criticism is thematically organized to inform readers about movements and social developments central to Melville s America and to this novel, including utopias, cults, cure-alls, Transcendentalism, Indian hating, the Bible, and popular literature. A Selected Bibliography is also included. Nº de ref. de la librería AAH9780393979275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 18,30
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

4.

MELVILLE,HERMAN
Editorial: WW Norton Publishers
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Cantidad: > 20
Librería
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción WW Norton Publishers. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 039397927X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 16,20
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,00
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

5.

Melville, Herman/ Parker, Hershel/ Niemeyer, Mark
Editorial: W W Norton & Co Inc (2005)
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 2
Librería
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W W Norton & Co Inc, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Brand New. 2nd edition. 505 pages. 8.50x5.25x1.25 inches. In Stock. Nº de ref. de la librería __039397927X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 14,08
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 6,68
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

6.

Herman Melville
Editorial: W. W. Norton and#38; Company (2006)
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Cantidad: 17
Librería
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Reino Unido)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton and#38; Company, 2006. PAP. Estado de conservación: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Nº de ref. de la librería WN-9780393979275

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 12,26
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 10,02
De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

7.

Herman Melville
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company (2005)
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 039397927X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 26,63
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: GRATIS
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

8.

Herman Melville, Hershel Parker (Editor), Mark Niemeyer (Editor)
Editorial: W. W. Norton & Company (2005)
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. 2nd. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX039397927X

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 23,57
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

9.

Herman Melville
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Paperback Cantidad: 1
Librería
AMAZINGBOOKDEALS
(IRVING, TX, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Paperback. Estado de conservación: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Nº de ref. de la librería 039397927XBNA

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 24,89
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

10.

Herman Melville, Hershel Parker and Mark Niemeyer
ISBN 10: 039397927X ISBN 13: 9780393979275
Nuevos Cantidad: 1
Librería
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, Estados Unidos de America)
Valoración
[?]

Descripción Estado de conservación: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Nº de ref. de la librería 97803939792751.0

Más información sobre esta librería | Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Comprar nuevo
EUR 34,34
Convertir moneda

Añadir al carrito

Gastos de envío: EUR 3,42
A Estados Unidos de America
Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío

Existen otras copia(s) de este libro

Ver todos los resultados de su búsqueda