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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Citation
Hunter A (ed.) (2001) The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Broadview Editions. Ontario: Broadview Press. https://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=242

Abstract
Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, James Hogg's masterpiece is a brilliant psychological study of religious fanaticism and the power of evil. Led on by his sinister companion, Gil-Martin, Robert Wringhim commits a series of atrocious crimes. As the novel progresses, however, and the complexity of Wringhim's mind is revealed, the reader begins to doubt whether Gil-Martin even exists. This edition of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner places the work within the context of Calvinism, Scottish political and constitutional history, and early psychological theories of "double consciousness." A wide-ranging introduction discusses the novel in relation to its setting as well as to the period in which it was composed.

StatusPublished
EditorDr Adrian Hunter
Title of seriesBroadview Editions
Publication date31/01/2001
PublisherBroadview Press
Publisher URLhttps://www.broadviewpress.com/product.php?productid=242
Place of publicationOntario
ISBN978-1551112268
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