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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Penguin English Library) [Paperback]

James Hogg
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26 April 2012 Penguin English Library

The Penguin English Library Edition of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by james Hogg

'He was constantly harassed with the idea, that the next time he lifted his eyes, he would to a certainty see that face, the most repulsive to all his feelings of aught the earth contained'

A nightmarish tale of religious fanaticism and darkness, this chilling classic of the macabre tells the tale of Robert Wringhim, drawn in his moral confusion into committing the most monstrous acts by an evil doppelganger. James Hogg's masterpiece is as troublingly duplicitous as Wringhim himself, and was ignored and bowdlerized before becoming a hugely influential work of Scottish literature.

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Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics (26 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 014119894X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141198941
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 124,704 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Hogg (1770-1835) led a troubled life as a writer. Originally a shepherd, he taught himself to write and finally achieved recognition for his epic poem on Mary, Queen of Scots, The Queen's Wake, and was invited to write for the best-selling journal Blackwood's Magazine. However, Hogg soon became a figure of fun and ridicule in the magazine's satirical 'Noctes Ambrosianae', in which the crude and absurd 'Ettrick Shepherd' was openly modelled on him. It is debated whether this was a source of pain and humiliation to the increasingly ostracised Hogg. His masterpiece, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, only achieved recognition some 100 years after publication, but is now one of the most important novels in the Scottish canon.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest Scottish novel ever 21 Sep 2013
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Scotland has produced few true literary masterpieces, but this is definitely¡y the greatest novel from the Auld country. A plausible insight into fanaticism, madness and perhaps even supernatural evil. It is funny, disturbing and feels timeless in its concerns.
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3.0 out of 5 stars An interesting read 11 Sep 2012
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One must take into account when reading this book that it was written in the 1830s or there abouts, and is set a century or so before then.
A gothic horror story that can be read in two different ways: one taking it as a supernatural story or one taking it as a psychological journey of a young man.
Either way it makes an interesting read, if a little long winded in parts.
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