James Hogg

James Hogg was a Scottish poet, novelist, and essayist known for his works such as 'The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner'. Often referred to as the 'Ettrick Shepherd', he was a significant figure in Scottish literature during the early 19th century.


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  1. 1. The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

    Set in 18th century Scotland, the novel explores the psychological downfall of a deeply religious man who believes he is predestined for salvation and thus justified in committing a series of murders. He is driven to this path of self-destruction by a mysterious stranger who may be either a devilish tempter or a manifestation of his own deranged mind. The book serves as a critique of religious fanaticism and a chilling exploration of the dark side of human nature.

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