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HOGG, J.: Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (The) (Unabridged)

A psychological thriller before its time, James Hogg’s Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, published in 1824, takes us back to the world of 18th-century Scotland, into a mind haunted by religious obsession, and driven to commit murder. The events are told from several different viewpoints, so that truth and reality appear to dissolve in this disturbing story of the dark legacy of Calvinist doctrine, and the madness to which it led one man. Misunderstood and neglected for more than a century, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is now regarded as a classic of the supernatural, comparable with Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, or Dracula.



Disc 1

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner Read by Nicholas McArdle 00:07:14
2.   Play with flash player It was customary, in those days, for the bride's - man and maiden… 00:07:43
3.   Play with flash player He sprung up and opened the casement: the day - light… 00:06:39
4.   Play with flash player Lady Dalcastle got plenty of time to read, and pray… 00:06:04
5.   Play with flash player The minister was struck dumb. He leaned him back on his chair… 00:07:23
6.   Play with flash player Wringhim heard all this without flinching. He now and then twisted… 00:06:37
7.   Play with flash player Such were the tenets in which it would appear young Robert was bred. 00:06:51
8.   Play with flash player The very next time that George was engaged at tennis… 00:05:28
9.   Play with flash player When the game was fairly given up, and the party were washing… 00:07:09
10.   Play with flash player The landlord, therefore, had no sooner given them… 00:06:36
11.   Play with flash player For a long time the court was completely puzzled. 00:05:37
12.   Play with flash player The next day George and his companions met as usual… 00:04:56


Disc 2

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player George found it every day more and more necessary to adhere… 00:07:06
2.   Play with flash player George was, from infancy, of a stirring active disposition… 00:07:02
3.   Play with flash player George conceived it to be a spirit. He could conceive it to be… 00:06:39
4.   Play with flash player At these words, Wringhim uttered a hollow exulting laugh… 00:06:58
5.   Play with flash player We cannot enter into the detail of the events that now occurred… 00:05:42
6.   Play with flash player The day arrived – the party of young noblemen and gentlemen met… 00:06:44
7.   Play with flash player All the young gentlemen of the party were examined… 00:06:05
8.   Play with flash player Miss Logan had never lost the thought of her late master's prediction… 00:05:51
9.   Play with flash player 'I am deeply indebted to you for this timely visit, Mrs. Logan,' said she. 00:08:09
10.   Play with flash player Mrs. Logan was now greatly confounded, and after proffering in vain… 00:04:58
11.   Play with flash player The maid was first called; and, when she came into the witness box… 00:07:09
12.   Play with flash player The Judge: 'This is the most singular perversion I have ever witnessed…' 00:06:52


Disc 3

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'I beckoned him to follow me, which he did without further ceremony…' 00:05:06
2.   Play with flash player 'Yet, mark me again; for, of all things I have ever seen, this was…' 00:06:26
3.   Play with flash player 'I roused up my drowsy companion, who was leaning on the bed…' 00:05:36
4.   Play with flash player Why did the man not pursue the foul murderers 00:05:07
5.   Play with flash player Mrs. Logan ran to the window, and, behold, there was indeed… 00:05:47
6.   Play with flash player Mrs. Calvert turned the latter gently and civilly out of the apartment… 00:07:57
7.   Play with flash player They walked a little way out of hearing, but went not out of sight… 00:05:37
8.   Play with flash player 'I never in my life saw any human being,' said Mrs. Calvert… 00:07:15
9.   Play with flash player The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Sinner written by himself Read by Peter Kenny 00:06:11
10.   Play with flash player About this time, and for a long period afterwards… 00:05:18
11.   Play with flash player My heart was greatly cheered by this remark; and I sighed very deeply… 00:08:02
12.   Play with flash player John pulled out the keys, and dashed them on the gravel. 00:05:17
13.   Play with flash player This boy, whose name was M'Gill, was, at all his leisure hours… 00:05:41


Disc 4

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player My arm was again enfeebled, and that of my adversary prevailed. 00:07:15
2.   Play with flash player I wept for joy to be thus assured of my freedom from all sin… 00:06:12
3.   Play with flash player We moved about from one place to another, until the day… 00:06:27
4.   Play with flash player The next day was with me a day of holy exultation. 00:07:09
5.   Play with flash player I confess that I was greatly flattered by these compliments… 00:05:51
6.   Play with flash player Having been so frequently seen in his company, several people… 00:07:18
7.   Play with flash player I was rather stunned at this; but pretended to smile with disdain… 00:05:38
8.   Play with flash player But the most singular instance of this wonderful man's power… 00:07:06
9.   Play with flash player I looked again up into the cloudy veil that covered us… 00:06:49
10.   Play with flash player I had become rigid as a statue, whereas my associate appeared… 00:05:23
11.   Play with flash player It so happened that my reverend father was called to Edinburgh… 00:07:23
12.   Play with flash player I prayed very much in secret about this time, and that with great… 00:06:47


Disc 5

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The man apparently thought I was deranged in my intellect. 00:06:40
2.   Play with flash player Who can doubt, from this statement, that I was bewitched… 00:07:24
3.   Play with flash player These were all the words that she uttered, as far as I could ever… 00:06:25
4.   Play with flash player I soon came close upon my brother, sitting on the dizzy pinnacle… 00:07:06
5.   Play with flash player It was some days before he mentioned my brother's meditated… 00:07:29
6.   Play with flash player His lip curled with a smile of contempt, which I could hardly brook… 00:07:09
7.   Play with flash player He enjoyed our success mightily; and for his sake I enjoyed it… 00:07:47
8.   Play with flash player 'It is a manifest falsehood!' said I. 'I have never, since I entered…' 00:07:42
9.   Play with flash player I was again going to disclaim all interest or connection in the matter… 00:06:10
10.   Play with flash player In this state of irritation and misery was I dragging on an existence… 00:06:09
11.   Play with flash player I took a cup of wine and water; put on my black clothes and walked out. 00:04:57
12.   Play with flash player I can in nowise describe the effect this appalling speech had on me. 00:04:15


Disc 6

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Asseveration will avail you but little,' answered he, composedly. 00:04:24
2.   Play with flash player So miserable was my life rendered by these continued attacks… 00:05:34
3.   Play with flash player I confess, to my shame, that I was so overcome by this jumble… 00:05:59
4.   Play with flash player The next day the congregation met in the kirk of Auchtermuchty… 00:07:15
5.   Play with flash player The truth is, that the clown's absurd story, with the still more… 00:06:44
6.   Play with flash player 'I come with sad and tormenting tidings to you, my beloved…' 00:05:52
7.   Play with flash player These were some of the thoughts by which I consoled myself… 00:06:42
8.   Play with flash player I was conducted into the other end of the house, among looms… 00:06:02
9.   Play with flash player The wife released me soon, and carefully whispered to me, at the… 00:07:05
10.   Play with flash player I attended the office some hours every day, but got not much… 00:06:19
11.   Play with flash player For the first time, I remarked that the animals were snorting… 00:04:12
12.   Play with flash player My case was indeed a pitiable one. I was lame, hungry, fatigued… 00:05:26
13.   Play with flash player After crossing the Tweed, I saw no more of my persecutor that day… 00:07:03


Disc 7

  The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player At length he desired me to sit down and take some rest… 00:07:28
2.   Play with flash player August 30. – This day I have been informed that I am to be banished… 00:06:38
3.   Play with flash player The Editor's Narrative Concluded Read by Nicholas McArdle 00:06:24
4.   Play with flash player 'Early next morning, Mr. Anderson's servants went reluctantly away…' 00:05:40
5.   Play with flash player The letter from which the above is an extract, is signed JAMES HOGG… 00:07:47
6.   Play with flash player We soon reached the spot, and I confess I felt a singular sensation… 00:06:04
7.   Play with flash player All his clothes that were sewed with linen yarn were lying in separate portions, the thread having rotten… 00:07:53

Total Playing Time: 08:41:54






Author(s):
Hogg, James

Reader(s):
Kenny, Peter; McArdle, Nick

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: NA0081

Barcode: 9781843795766

Release Date: 2012

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