or, The Whale
Introduction by Elizabeth Hardwick
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent

Herman Melville

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The Confidence-Man
His Masquerade
Herman Melville, Stephen Matterson
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...