The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Paperback / softback
by James Hogg
Part of the Canons series
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?
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/01/2018
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781786891860
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