Confidence Man, the

Confidence Man, the

an imposter who gulls passengers on a Mississippi steamboat. [Am. Lit.: Melville The Confidence Man in Magill III, 221]

Confidence Man, The

Melville’s social satire castigating mankind. [Am. Lit.: The Confidence Man, Magill III, 221–223]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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