THE PRIVATE MEMOIRS AND CONFESSIONS OF A JUSTIFIED SINNER
Published in: Paperback.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 1988
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James Hogg’s most famous novel is an unforgettable tale of mystery, murder, religious fanaticism, folklore, horror, and fantasy. Strikingly modern in style and tone, the intricate structure and eerie atmosphere of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnermakes it a favourite text for classroom study.
Elaine Petrie’s Scotnote carefully exposes and explains the numerous layers of this classic novel, and is ideal for senior school pupils and students.
- The author’s life and work
- Literary background to the Confessions
- Religious background to the Confessions
- Confessions: structure and style
- Confessions: character and themes
- The editor’s narrative (1)
- Robert’s memoir
- The editor’s narrative (2)