Merchiston Publishing

Edinburgh Napier University's Press, run by our postgraduate Publishing programme

Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
James Hogg

(c) Kate James, 2009Cover from a design by Cate James


The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is a brutal portrayal of a young man’s murderous actions while consumed by evil thoughts. Set in 18th-century Scotland, under the influence of a shadowy stranger known as Gil-Martin, Robert Wringham is convinced his actions are unanswerable to man’s justice and are true to the sanctity of God.

Hogg’s work is undoubtedly controversial, yet it still remains a masterpiece of Scottish fiction, representing the deepest darkest aspects of human emotion – where evil in the mind and soul masquerades as religious faith in the human psychosis.

Key Selling Points

  • Targeting a new generation with original commissioned artwork and illustrations
  • Renowned Scottish author with loyal fan base
  • Introduction by Dr Valentina Bold
  • Detailed Notes and Glossary, checked by Dr Douglas Mack, ideal for students
  • Discussion questions included to enhance learning
  • Rigorous edit applied to unabridged text

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This book is now out of print and no longer included in our Books to Bairns initiative.

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