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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - 9781786891860

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  • Product code: BLWKY
  • ISBN: 9781786891860
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish date: 04/01/2018

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Paperback)

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - 9781786891860

James Hogg


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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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Product Details

  • Product code: BLWKY
  • ISBN: 9781786891860
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.1cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish date: 04/01/2018

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