The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner By James Hogg This psychological mystery, part-satire, part-Gothic, is one of the earliest modern crime novels told from the vantage point of the criminal. The setting is Scotland within a world of angels, devils, and demons. Some view it as a study of religious fanaticism. While the novel was not initially successful, it later won greater critical acclaim. Walter Allen called it 'the most convincing representation of the power of evil in our literature'. It is written in English, with some Scottish dialogue in sections.
About the Author
About The Author James Hogg (1770-1835) was a Scottish novelist who worked as a shepherd and farmhand, and was largely self-educated. Hogg, his eldest brother, and several cousins, formed a literary society of shepherds.