The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg

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Considered by turns part-gothic novel, part-psychological mystery, part-metafiction, part-satire, part-case study of totalitarian thought, it can also be thought of as an early example of modern crime fiction in which the story is told, for the most part, from the point of view of its criminal anti-hero. The action of the novel is located in a historically definable Scotland with accurately observed settings, and simultaneously implies a pseudo-Christian world of angels, devils, and demonic possession.

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The 916th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 94th on The 100 Greatest British Novels (BBC)

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