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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Oxford World's Classics)

 
 
 
 
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Oxford World's Classics)
Author: James Hogg - Ian Duncan
ISBN 13: 9780199217953
ISBN 10: 199217955
Edition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2010-06-06
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $11.95
 
 

'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.