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|Material Type:||Fiction, Audio book, etc.|
|Document Type:||Sound Recording|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Herman Melville; Hershel Parker; Mark Niemeyer
|Notes:||Originally published: New York : Norton, ©2006. 2nd ed.|
|Description:||1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Contents:||Text of the Confidence-man: Contents, The Confidence-man, his masquerade; Note on the text, The river; Melville's sources for chapter 14 and 44 and his revisions, "Shock of wit" in Melville's revisions of chapter 14 / E.S. Foster, Melville's "smoky" revisions of chapter 14 / H. Hayford, Sources for chapter 14 and 44 in the Confidence-man / T. Quirk --
Contemporary reviews: Sketch affair, "Ubiquitous rogue, Morality enacted by masqued players / Anonymous --Biographical overviews: The Confidence-man's masquerade / H. Parker; from the original Confidence man / J.D. Bergmann; Old major Melvill and "this worlds goods" / D.C. Marnon --
Backgrounds, sources, and criticism: Utopias, sects, cults, and cure-alls, Delusions of a "terrestrial paradise" / H. Parker, Who is happier, Polynesian savage or self-complacent European?, Must Christianizing the heathen destroy the heathen? / H. Melville; Latest heresy, Melville and the transcendentalists, Chronology / H. Parker, Great satire of transcendentalism / C. Van Vechten, Mark Winsome and Egbert, "In the friendly spirit" / B. Higgins; Melville and the devil in the Bible and popular literature, Satanic beggar, the devil in popular stories, Celestial railroad / N. Hawthorne, Devil as a Quaker / H. Melville; Indian hating in the Confidence-man, Historical background, Historical fact of the Indian hating, Columbus's questions / J. Barlow, Indian hating, some of the sources of this animosity, brief account of Col. Moredock / J. Hall, All races, made in :the image of God: / H. Melville, Political background, Politics of allegorizing Indian hating, Melville's allegorical Indian as a type of the confidence man / E.S. Foster, Sources and symbols for Melville's Confidence-man / J.W. Shroeder, Metaphysics of Indian-hating / H. Parker.
|Series Title:||Norton critical edition.|
|Responsibility:||edited by Hershel Parker, Mark Niemeyer.|