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Published: 13 May 2010

272 Pages | facsimile frontispiece


ISBN: 9780199217953

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The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

New Edition

James Hogg
Edited by Ian Duncan

Oxford World's Classics

  • One of the supreme masterpieces of Romantic fiction and Scottish literature, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a terrifying account of murder and amorality, and one man's descent into madness and despair.
  • The authoritative and lively introduction covers the full range of historical and religious themes and contexts and a fuller and more accurate consideration of the novel's relation to Romantic fiction than can be found elsewhere, as well as original discussion of the novel's treatment of fanaticism.
  • The notes identify the full range of the novel's historical, biblical, theological, topographical and literary allusions, and are both concise and fuller than in any other competing edition at this level.
  • Complete and up-to-date bibliography includes recent developments in Hogg scholarship.
  • Full glossary.

New to this Edition:

  • Introduction by Ian Duncan.
  • Updated and expanded Select Bibliography.
  • Revised Note on the Text,Chronology, and Glossary.
  • Entirely new and much fuller Explanatory Notes.
  • Reset text of the novel, checked against 1824 copy text and correcting previous errors.

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