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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner - James Hogg, John Carey
The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
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Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a mysterious stranger under whose influence he commits a series of murders. The stranger assures the boy that no sin can affect the salvation of an elect person. The reader,... show more
Set in early eighteenth-century Scotland, the novel recounts the corruption of a boy of strict Calvinist parentage by a mysterious stranger under whose influence he commits a series of murders. The stranger assures the boy that no sin can affect the salvation of an elect person. The reader, while recognizing the stranger as Satan, is prevented by the subtlety of the novel's structure from finally deciding whether, for all his vividness and wit, he is more than a figment of the boy's imagination. This edition reprints the text of the unexpurgated first edition of 1824, later 'corrected' in an attempt to placate the Calvinists.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780192835901 (0192835904)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Pages no: 258
Edition language: English
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I first discovered this book when I was perusing the shelf of a friend of mine from university and the title literally jumped out at me. The first thought that went through my mind was 'wow, this seems to be a good, whole hearted, Christian book' and asked her if I could borrow it. She kindly lent i...
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3.0 The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
First sentence: "It appears from tradition, as well as some parish registers still extant, that the lands of Dalcastle (or Dalchastel, as it is often spelled) were possessed by a family of the name of Colwan, about one hundred and fifty years ago, and for at least a century previous to that period."...
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Of the gothic novels that I've read, this one could most easily be adapted into a modern retelling. It would be perfectly seamless. This is, of course, assuming it hasn't been done already. The book is divided into two sections. The first is an extended not from the "editor", explaining the circumst...
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