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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Tales of Terror

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"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" Stevenson's famous exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil, has become synonymous with the idea of a split personality. More than a moral tale, this dark psychological fantasy is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution, criminality, and secret lives. Also in this volume are "The Body Snatcher," which charts the murky underside of Victorian medical practice, and "Olalla," a tale of vampirism and "The Beast Within" which features a beautiful woman at its center.

This new edition features a critical introduction, chronology, suggestions for further reading, explanatory notes, and appendixes, including an abridged extract from "A Chapter on Dreams" and an essay on the scientific context of Jekyll and Hyde.

Synopsis:

tevenson's famous exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," has become synonymous with the idea of a split personality. More than a morality tale, this dark psychological fantasy is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution, criminality, and secret lives. Also in this volume are "The Body Snatcher," which charts the murky underside of Victorian medical practice, and "Olalla," a tale of vampirism and "the beast within," with a beautiful woman at its center.

About the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894) wrote many works of fiction, including Kidnapped, Treasure Island, and The Master of Ballantrae, as well as poetry and travel narratives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140439113
Subtitle:
And Other Tales of Terror
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Editor:
Mighall, Robert
Author:
Mighall, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Horror tales, English
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Abridged:
Y
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
106
Publication Date:
20020528
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.86x5.14x.53 in. .37 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , tevenson's famous exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil, "Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," has become synonymous with the idea of a split personality. More than a morality tale, this dark psychological fantasy is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution, criminality, and secret lives. Also in this volume are "The Body Snatcher," which charts the murky underside of Victorian medical practice, and "Olalla," a tale of vampirism and "the beast within," with a beautiful woman at its center.
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