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The Confidence-Man - His Masquerade

Narrated by: Frank Phillips
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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"The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade" was the last major novel by Herman Melville, the American writer and author of "Moby Dick". Published on April 1, 1857 (presumably the exact day of the novel's setting), The Confidence-Man was Melville's tenth major work in eleven years. The novel portrays a Canterbury Tales-style group of steamboat passengers whose interlocking stories are told as they travel down the Mississippi River toward New Orleans. 

The novel is written as cultural satire, allegory, and metaphysical treatise, dealing with themes of sincerity, identity, morality, religiosity, economic materialism, irony, and cynicism. Many critics have placed "The Confidence-Man" alongside Melville's "Moby Dick" and "Bartleby the Scrivener" as a precursor to 20th-century literary preoccupations with nihilism, existentialism, and absurdism.

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Quality of recording NOT up to Audible standard.

Tinny and echoing, this Melville title was just too difficult to listen to, Was this recorded in an empty room by a person who felt they had to make up in volume for the echo? Couldn't shake the feeling of discomfort in the rather strained voice of narrator and the almost-echo of the setting. Gave up on the poor quality, echoing, and voice-strain before I could really be captured by the story. Would NOT recommend, unlike 99.9% of all titles I have listened to,