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The confidence-man his masquerade by Herman Melville

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Published by Hendricks House in New York .
Written in English



  • Mississippi River


  • Swindlers and swindling -- Fiction,
  • Steamboats -- Fiction,
  • Mississippi River -- Fiction

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by Elizabeth S. Foster.
ContributionsFoster, Elizabeth Sophia, 1901- ed.
LC ClassificationsPZ3.M498 Cp3, PS2384.C6 Cp3
The Physical Object
Paginationxcv, 392 p.
Number of Pages392
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6171237M
LC Control Number55000188

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