“The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner” by James Hogg was first published anonymously in 1824.
The book is generally categorized under different genres. It is said to be a part-gothic and part-psychological mystery. Some scholars consider it by turns part-meta-fiction, part-satire, and part-case study of totalitarian thought.
It can also be considered an early example of modern crime fiction. The novel has a criminal anti-hero, who narrates the major part of the story.
Quick Guide: Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Major Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis