FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9780099519041
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 240
PUBLICATION DATE: September 3, 2009


The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

By (author) James Hogg

This book contains an introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett. Robert is a difficult and disturbed young man. He comes from a troubled family background and turns to his Calvinist faith for solace but finds it hard to get along with other people, particularly his brother and his dissolute father. After he falls in with the mysterious and charming Gil-Martin his actions become more and more extreme. He convinces himself that he is one of the lucky few who have been chosen for heaven and that therefore all his actions are automatically right and good…even murder.

Reviews of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

"A sinister, funny, moving tale of demonic possession, murder and religious fanaticism" Sunday Telegraph "Barmy and scary and predating Jekyll and Hyde. And written by a shepherd who barely read any books. A Scottish classic, a world classic, yet hardly anyone, writers excepted, has actually read it" — Ian Rankin Observer "A strange and disturbing novel written by a self-educated Highland shepherd. A gripping and pioneering work that deals with the nature of good, evil and religious fanaticism" Daily Express "That peerless drama of divided selves and doppelgangers" — Maggie O'Farrell Observer "One of the great English gothic novels. Some would say, simply, that it is one of the great novels" Daily Mail

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