The Confidence-Man (1857)

Published on the day it is set, April Fool’s Day 1857, Herman Melville’s last novel concerns a group of passengers travelling by steamboat along the Mississippi and…more

The Diary of a Nobody (1919 edition)

Fictitious diary details fifteen months in the life of Mr. Charles Pooter, a middle aged city clerk of lower middle-class status but significant social aspirations,…more