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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

by James Hogg

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Published 4th January 2018, 336 pages
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It is Scotland in the early eighteenth century. Fear and superstition grip the land. Robert Wringhim, a boy of strict Calvinist upbringing, is corrupted by a shadowy figure who calls himself Gil-Martin. Under his influence Robert commits a series of murders which he regards as ‘justified’ by God under the tenets of his faith.

Hogg’s masterpiece is a brilliant portrayal of the power of evil and a scathing critique of organised religion. Superbly crafted and deftly executed, it resists any easy explanation of events: is this stranger a figment of Robert’s imagination, or the devil himself?

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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
by James Hogg and Ian Rankin

ISBN
9781786891860

Publisher
Canongate Books Ltd

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Jan. 4, 2018

Dimensions
19.8cm x 12.9cm x 1.9cm

Page count
336 pages