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Electric Shepherd

Karl Miller

Electric Shepherd: A Likeness of James Hogg by Karl Miller is a dazzling portrait of the life and times of James Hogg, important Scottish novelist and author of Confessions of a Justified Sinner.

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A dazzling portrait of the life and times of James Hogg.

Electric Shepherd is a likeness of James Hogg, Scottish Borderer and international literary star, who shared an epoch and an environment with Walter Scott. His novel, the Confessions of a Justified Sinner, is one of the great works of European Romanticism.

‘Miller’s writing seems to breathe the air of the period so steadily and so deeply that the reader might occasionally experience a part of himself venturing forth to mingle with the multitude of personalities on display.’

Andrew O’Hagan, Telegraph


Karl Miller founded the London Review of Books in 1979, and went on to edit it for many years. Formerly literary editor of the Spectator and the New Statesman, and editor of the Listener, he was also Lord Northcliffe Professor of Modern English Literature at University College London. Among his books are Cockburn’s Millennium and Doubles, which Alan Massie has…

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