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Confidence-Man

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ISBN-10: 0140445471

ISBN-13: 9780140445473

Edition: 1990

Authors: Herman Melville, Stephen Matterson, Stephen Matterson, Stephen Matterson, Stephen Matterson

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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 7/2/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Melville was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part the basis of his best fiction. Melville's first two books, Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847), were partly romance and partly autobiographical travel books…    

Stephen Matterson is Professor of English and Head of the School of English at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Darryl Jones is Senior Lecturer in English at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.