'A Scottish classic, a world classic' Ian Rankin, Observer
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 become more and more extreme. He convinces himself that he is one of the lucky few who have been chosen for heaven and that therefore all his actions automatically right and good...even murder.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY LUCY HUGHES-HALLETT
A sinister, funny, moving tale of demonic possession, murder and religious fanaticism
Barmy and scary and predating Jekyll and Hyde. And written by a shepherd who barely read any books. A Scottish classic, a world classic, yet hardly anyone, writers excepted, has actually read it
A strange and disturbing novel written by a self-educated Highland shepherd. A gripping and pioneering work that deals with the nature of good, evil and religious fanaticism
That peerless drama of divided selves and doppelgangers
One of the great English gothic novels. Some would say, simply, that it is one of the great novels