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Fast talk & flush times : the confidence man as a literary convention

Author: William E Lenz
Publisher: Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lenz provides a historical overview of the American confidence man, and its role as a literary convention.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lenz, William E.
Fast talk & flush times.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1985
(OCoLC)767776770
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William E Lenz
ISBN: 0826204503 9780826204509
OCLC Number: 10323840
Description: 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The new country --
The early tradition of confidence games --
The emergence of the confidence-man convention --
Four variations of the confidence man --
The war, Mark Twain, and the flush-times confidence man --
From the new country to the twentieth century.
Other Titles: Fast talk and flush times
Responsibility: William E. Lenz.

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Lenz provides a historical overview of the American confidence man, and its role as a literary convention.

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