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By Herman Melville

Herman Melville was once a admired writer throughout the old American Renaissance interval. Melville used to be a prolific author who produced classics in lots of assorted genres together with Moby Dick, Typee, and Benito Cereno. The Confidence-Man: His Masquerade is a unique that facilities round a gaggle of steamboat passengers who're touring down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. The booklet can also be awesome for being set on April Fool's Day.

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