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Speaking and answering in the character of another: James Hogg's private memoirs

in Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404.003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

James Hogg's 1824 novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, exemplifies duality in fiction. Set in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth century in the Scottish lowlands, ... More


Castes of Exception: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Daniel M. Stout

in Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272235
eISBN:
9780823272273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter three looks at James Hogg’s 1824 novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner. It argues that the book criticizes both Calvinism and Romantic nationalism for their ... More


John Barnet and the Materiality of Desire in James Hogg’s Justified Sinner

David Sigler

in Material Transgressions: Beyond Romantic Bodies, Genders, Things

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781789621778
eISBN:
9781800341463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789621778.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines a neglected scene in James Hogg’s novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, in which the church groundskeeper John Barnet is fired for insubordination. ... More


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