The Confessions of a Justified Sinner
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Written By Himself with a Detail of Curious Traditionary Facts and Other Evidence By the Editor. Set chiefly in strife-ridden 18th. century Scotland, this book tells the story of a young man whose debased Calvinism leaves him vulnerable to the insidious logic of a mysteriously diabolic stranger. He then commits a series of heinous but allegedly “justified” crimes. Hogg’s novel first published in 1824, anticipates work by Poe, Hawthorne and Melville.
- Folio Society First Impression No. 439
- Publisher Folio Society, London; 1978
- Red Cloth Hardback, 226 pp
- Lino-cuts by Peter Pendry
- Size 230 x 150mm, 800g