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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Penguin Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Penguin Classics)
Author: James Hogg
ISBN 13: 9780141441535
ISBN 10: 141441534
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2007-02-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $12.00
 
 

'The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner' defies classification; it has been variously described as a study in madness, a gothic novel, and a satire on religious fanaticism. It is, in fact, all of these - and more - a unique and deeply disturbing work.
Indoctrinated by an extremist Calivinist sect, and urged on by Gil-Martin, an enigmatic and diabolic companion, Robert Wringhim comes to believe that he is one of God's elect, predestined for heaven no matter what vile crimes he commits on earth, murder included. Published almost 200 years ago, this book treats of strangely contemporary topics: the paranormal, madness, and the link between religious zealotry and extreme violence.