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re: "Confidence"

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steven_stuart 05:44 pm MST 03/23/11
In reply to: re: "Confidence" - rockfenris2005 07:40 am MST 03/23/11

> > > Awesome! I decided to read the Melville book; I'm about
> > > halfway through. (It's available on Project Gutenberg for
> > > free.)
> >
> > I should read that book. I hear its fantastic.
>
> I seem to remember hearing that it was a failure when it
> was originally published. I don't know if that's true now,
> whether it has become another classic, but I know that the
> audience didn't really take to it at first.

Sadly, that can happen. Even though it has taken off now, it is sad for the author. I notice that not only is there the Jim/Ray musical but there is also a "Confidence Man" opera from 1982 and a concept album from a rock band (I forgot their name).


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