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  • The Brownie of Bodsbeckby James Hogg

    Soft Editions 2002; US$ 6.99

    The Brownie of Bodsbeck is the first novel by James Hogg, one of Scotland's greatest writers. It is set in the late seventeenth century, at the end of the "Killing Times", when the religous reformers, the Covenanters, were mercilessly persecuted by the King's forces. The Brownie of Bodsbeck is the story of the farmer of Chapelhope farm in the Scottish... more...

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    Soft Editions 2002; US$ 3.99

    The darkest corners of eighteenth century Edinburgh play host to this tale of evil and depravity, which with it’s complexity and insight has astounded readers since it’s original publication in 1824. The story, which is split into two texts each giving a different account of the same hideous events, concerns one Robert Wringhim, a calvanist and religious... more...

  • Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    The Floating Press 1824; US$ 3.47

    In James Hogg 1824 novel Confessions of a Justified Sinner , a young man named Robert Wringhim, or sometimes Wringham, encounters a shape-shifting devil. Robert is told that he is one of a small group of people predestined for salvation, and this doppelganger demon convinces him to commit murder and other crimes. Part Gothic novel, part case study... more...

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    Random House 2010; US$ 6.99

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LUCY HUGHES-HALLETT Robert is a difficult and disturbed young man. He comes from a troubled family background and turns to his Calvinist faith for solace but finds it hard to get along with other people, particularly his brother and his dissolute father. After he falls in with the mysterious and charming Gil-Martin his actions... more...

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 8.45

    With an essay by David Groves. 'He was constantly harassed with the idea, that the next time he lifted his eyes, he would to a certainty see that face, the most repulsive to all his feelings of aught the earth contained' A nightmarish tale of religious fanaticism and darkness, this chilling classic of the macabre tells the tale of Robert Wringhim,... more...

  • The Three Perils Of Manby James Hogg

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 13.29

    Edited and introduced by Douglas Gifford.The Three Perils of Man is regarded as Hogg’s most ambitious work of fiction. The book’s extraordinary combination of the fantastic, the funny, the serious and the historically realistic must be unique in literature.The adventures of its characters, told with the author’s characteristically bold simplicity,... more...

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions Of A Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.79

    It is Scotland in the early eighteenth century. Fear and superstition grip the land. Robert Wringhim, a boy of strict Calvinist upbringing, is corrupted by a shadowy figure who calls himself Gil-Martin. Under his influence Robert commits a series of murders which he regards as 'justified' by God under the tenets of his faith.Hogg's masterpiece is a... more...

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    Set in eighteenth century Edinburgh, this is a brilliant tale of mystery and evil. The work chronicled the life of a man chosen by god and corrupted due to his boundless power. The work gives an amazing psychological analysis of human mind and explains the causes and consequences of corruption. more...

  • The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    In this gripping tale of murder, madness, and demonic possession, the son of a radical Calvinist minister takes off on a crime spree in eighteenth-century Scotland. Robert Wringhim attributes his misdeeds to the influence of a sinister companion, Gil-Martin — but it remains to be seen whether Gil-Martin really exists. Published anonymously in 1824,... more...

  • Confessions of a Justified Sinnerby James Hogg

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    Robert is a difficult and disturbed young man. He turns to his Calvinist faith for solace but finds it hard to get along with other people. After he falls in with the mysterious and charming Gil-Martin, his actions become more and more extreme. He convinces himself that he is one of the chosen few and that, therefore, all his actions are right and... more...