THE CONFIDENCE-MAN; His Masquerade. By HERMAN MELVILLE, author of "Piazza Tales," "Omoo," "Typee," etc. New York: Dix, Edwards & Co.
The announcement of a new book from the pen of Herman Melville, is sufficient to attract attention. To those who have read Typee, and Omoo, no book authorized by Melville, can escape a reading. The subject of this work the "Confidence-man" is somewhat out of his usual vein. The scenes are taken from aboard a Mississippi steamer, and includes men and things as they occur and appear between St. Louis and New Orleans. It preserves a fine interest throughout.Found at the fine Library of Congress site Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers.
--Daily Nashville Patriot - May 9, 1857