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Size 5.75 x 9.0 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine and black illustration to front. In near fine condition. A very clean and tight copy. 227pp. With coloured lino-cut plates. “An extraordinarily thrilling and unnerving book in which the mental state of a fanatic is turned by a powerful imagination. ....A powerful and at times chilling psychological thriller.” Set chiefly in strife-ridden 18th. century Scotland, this book tells the story of a young man whose debased Calvinism leaves him vulnerable to the insidious logic of a mysteriously diabolic stranger. He then commits a series of heinous but allegedly “justified” crimes. Hogg's novel first published in 1824, anticipates work by Poe, Hawthorne and Melville.
Title: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. Written by Himself with a detail of curious traditionary facts and other evidence by the editor. With an Introduction by Douglas Gifford. Lino-cuts by Peter Pendrey.
Categories: FOLIO SOCIETY publications,
Publisher: The Folio Society. 1978 1st thus.:
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Seller ID: 72714
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