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James Hoggs most ambitious prose work. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, is now widely acclaimed as his masterpiece. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hoggs sinner, justified by his Calvinist conviction that his own salvation is pre-ordained, is suspected of involvement in a series of biza James Hoggs most ambitious prose work. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, is now widely acclaimed as his masterpiece. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hoggs sinner, justified by his Calvinist conviction that his own salvation is pre-ordained, is suspected of involvement in a series of bizarre and hideous crimes. A century later his memoirs reveal the extraordinary, macabre truth. The tale is chilling for its astute psychological accuracy as it illustrates, with power and economy, the dire effect of self-righteous bigotry on a fanatical character. In the first half of his new introduction David Blair provides a detailed explanation of the historical and religious contexts of Hoggs novel. In the second half he probes the books brilliant, complex engagement with issues of identity, history and narrative itself.

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James Hoggs most ambitious prose work. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, is now widely acclaimed as his masterpiece. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hoggs sinner, justified by his Calvinist conviction that his own salvation is pre-ordained, is suspected of involvement in a series of biza James Hoggs most ambitious prose work. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, is now widely acclaimed as his masterpiece. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political strife. Hoggs sinner, justified by his Calvinist conviction that his own salvation is pre-ordained, is suspected of involvement in a series of bizarre and hideous crimes. A century later his memoirs reveal the extraordinary, macabre truth. The tale is chilling for its astute psychological accuracy as it illustrates, with power and economy, the dire effect of self-righteous bigotry on a fanatical character. In the first half of his new introduction David Blair provides a detailed explanation of the historical and religious contexts of Hoggs novel. In the second half he probes the books brilliant, complex engagement with issues of identity, history and narrative itself.
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Title The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Wordsworth Classics) Height 12.4
James Hogg Width 1.5
ISBN-13 9781853261886 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 1853261882 Spine Width
Publisher Wordsworth Classics Pages 224
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