The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde And Other Tales Of Terror

Stevenson Robert Louis

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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Penquin Classics
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 2003
Edition: Reprint

Description: 177 pages. Book is in Very good condition throughout. The only exception is a small mark to cover.

Publishers Description: He put the glass to his lips and drank at one gulp... his face became suddenly black and the features seemed to melt and alterPublished as a shilling shocker, Robert Louis Stevensons dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekylls strange association with damnable young man Edward hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hydes true identity is a chilling exploration of humanitys basest capacity for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevensons inventiveness within the Gothic tradition: Olalla, a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and The Body Snatcher, a gruesome fictionalization of the exploits of the notorious Burke and Hare.This edition contains a critical introduction by Robert Mighall, which discusses class, criminality and the significance of the storys London setting. It also includes an essay on the scientific contexts of the novel and the development of the idea of the Jekyll-and-Hyde personality.

ISBN: 9780141439730


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