Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Paperback

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Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

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'We have heard much of the rage of fanaticism in former days, but nothing to this' A wretched young man, 'an outcast in the world', tells the story of his upbringing by a heretical Calvinist minister who leads him to believe that he is one of the elect, predestined for salvation and thus above the moral law. Falling under the spell of a mysterious stranger who bears an uncanny likeness to himself, he embarks on a career as a serial murderer. Robert Wringhim's Memoirs are presented by an editor whose attempts to explain the story only succeed in intensifying its more baffling and bizarre aspects. Is Wringhim the victim of a psychotic delusion, or has he been tempted by the devil to wage war against God's enemies? Hogg's sardonic and terrifying novel, too perverse for nineteenth-century taste, is now recognized as one of the masterpieces of Romantic fiction. The first edition text of 1824 has been freshly considered for this new edition. A critical introduction explores the remarkable career of the novel's author and its historical, theological, and cultural contexts.

Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg was published by Oxford World's Classics in May 2010 and is our 55784th best seller. The ISBN for Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is 9780199217953.

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Page last updated 13th October 2009
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOxford World's Classics (May 2010)
Weight203g
Number of Pages272
Thickness16 mm
Height195 mm
Width130 mm
ISBN9780199217953
ISBN-100199217955
Product Code3784067
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