The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a...

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Details of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Exact title of the book
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Book author
James Hogg
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
272 pages
Language
English
Published
October 7th 1999 by Oxford University Press
File size (in PDF)
1088 kB
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

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Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a mysterious stranger under whose influence he commits a series of murders. The stranger assures the boy that no sin can affect the salvation of an elect person. The reader, while recognizing the stranger as Satan, is prevented by the subtlety of the novel's structure from finally deciding whether, for all his vividness and wit, he is more than a figment of the boy's imagination.

This edition reprints the text of the unexpurgated first edition of 1824, later 'corrected' in an attempt to placate the Calvinists.