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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (English Library)

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (English Library)

by JamesHogg (Author)

Synopsis

Robert Colwan, a clergyman's son, is so confident of his salvation as one of the Lord's elect that he comes to look on himself as a man apart, unhindered by considerations of mere earthly law. Through Robert's own unforgettable account, we follow the strange and sinful life into which he is led by a devilish doppelganger - a life that will finally lead him to murder. Steeped in the folkloric superstitions and theological traditions of eighteenth-century Scotland, this macabre and haunting novel is a devastating portrayal of the stages by which the human spirit can descend into darkness.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 29 Jan 2004

ISBN 10: 0140431985
ISBN 13: 9780140431988

Author Bio
James Hogg (1770 - 1835) was a shepherd, who taught himself t write. in 1810 he moved to Edinburgh and began to combine farming with writing after he was granted a farm in Yarrow. John Wain lectured in English at the University of Reading before become a full-time writer. He received both the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Heinemann Award. He was awarded the CBE in 1984 and died in 1994.