The Confidence-Man, by Herman Melville
- A Mute Goes Aboard a Boat on the Mississippi.
- Showing that Many Men have Many Minds.
- In which a Variety of Characters Appear.
- Renewal of Old Acquaintance.
- The Man with the Weed Makes it an Even Question Whether he Be a Great Sage or a Great
- At the Outset of which Certain Passengers Prove Deaf to the Call of Charity.
- A Gentleman with Gold Sleeve-Buttons.
- A Charitable Lady.
- Two Business Men Transact a Little Business.
- In the Cabin.
- Only a Page or So.
- Story of the Unfortunate Man, from which May Be Gathered Whether or No he has Been Justly
- The Man with the Traveling-Cap Evinces Much Humanity, and in a Way which Would Seem to
Show Him to Be One of the Most Logical of Optimists.
- Worth the Consideration of Those to Whom it May Prove Worth Considering.
- An Old Miser, Upon Suitable Representations, is Prevailed Upon to Venture an
- A Sick Man, After Some Impatience, is Induced to Become a Patient
- Towards the End of which the Herb-Doctor Proves Himself a Forgiver of Injuries.
- Inquest into the True Character of the Herb-Doctor.
- A Soldier of Fortune.
- Reappearance of One who May Be Remembered.
- A Hard Case.
- In the Polite Spirit of the Tusculan Disputations.
- In which the Powerful Effect of Natural Scenery is Evinced in the Case of the Missourian,
Who, in View of the Region Round-About Cairo, has a Return of His Chilly Fit.
- A Philanthropist Undertakes to Convert a Misanthrope, but Does Not Get Beyond Confuting
- The Cosmopolitan Makes an Acquaintance.
- Containing the Metaphysics of Indian-Hating, According to the Views of One Evidently Not
So Prepossessed as Rousseau In Favor of Savages.
- Some Account of a Man of Questionable Morality, but Who, Nevertheless, Would Seem Entitled
to the Esteem of that Eminent English Moralist who Said he Liked a Good Hater.
- Moot Points Touching the Late Colonel John Moredock.
- The Boon Companions.
- Opening with a Poetical Eulogy of the Press and Continuing with Talk Inspired by the
- A Metamorphosis More Surprising than Any in Ovid.
- Showing that the Age of Magic and Magicians is Not Yet Over.
- Which May Pass for Whatever it May Prove to Be Worth.
- In which the Cosmopolitan Tells the Story of the Gentleman Madman.
- In which the Cosmopolitan Strikingly Evinces the Artlessness of His Nature.
- In which the Cosmopolitan is Accosted by a Mystic, Whereupon Ensues Pretty Much Such Talk
as Might Be Expected.
- The Mystical Master Introduces the Practical Disciple.
- The Disciple Unbends, and Consents to Act a Social Part.
- The Hypothetical Friends.
- In which the Story of China Aster is at Second-Hand Told by One Who, While Not
Disapproving the Moral, Disclaims the Spirit of the Style.
- Ending with a Rupture of the Hypothesis.
- Upon the Heel of the Last Scene the Cosmopolitan Enters the Barber’s Shop, a Benediction
on His Lips.
- Very Charming.
- In which the Last Three Words of the Last Chapter are Made the Text of Discourse, which
Will Be Sure of Receiving More or Less Attention from Those Readers who Do Not Skip it.
- The Cosmopolitan Increases in Seriousness.