Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner

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EAN/ISBN 9781853261886
Author: James Hogg
Publisher: Wordsworth
Format: PB

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James Hogg's most ambitious prose work, this novel is now widely acclaimed as his masterpiece. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hogg's sinner, justified by his Calvinist conviction that his own salvation is pre-ordained, is suspected of involvement in a series of bizarre and hideous crimes. A century later his memoirs reveal the extraordinary, macabre truth. The tale is chilling for its astute psychological accuracy as it illustrates, with power and economy, the dire effect of self-righteous bigorty on a fanatical character.

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