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

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Staff Pick

Long fascinated with the duality of human nature — that good and evil exist in us all — Stevenson set out to write a story based on this theme. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was that story. As was his habit, Stevenson let his wife read the first draft of the story. She didn't like it, feeling that it read like an allegory that he was trying to force to be a story. He quickly burned that manuscript — so legend says. Then, under the influence of cocaine, Stevenson wrote the next draft within six days. Taking the advice of his wife, he wrote it as an allegorical story. The finished product is one of the masterpieces of the Victorian era. It also contains some of the best insight into what life was like in the era.
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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Stevenson'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.

Synopsis:

Published as a "shilling shocker", this dark psychological thriller gave birth to the idea of a split personality. The story is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capability for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness with the gothic genre.

Synopsis:

A reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the monsters perspective, Hyde makes a hero of a villain. As a bonus, Stevensons original novel is included at the back.

Synopsis:

What happens when a villain becomes a hero?

Mr. Hyde is trapped, locked in Dr. Jekylls surgical cabinet, counting the hours until his inevitable capture. As four days pass, he has the chance, finally, to tell his story—the story of his brief, marvelous life.

Summoned to life by strange potions, Hyde knows not when or how long he will have control of “the body.” When dormant, he watches Dr. Jekyll from a remove, conscious of this other, high-class life but without influence. As the experiment continues, their mutual existence is threatened, not only by the uncertainties of untested science, but also by a mysterious stalker. Hyde is being taunted—possibly framed. Girls have gone missing; someone has been killed. Who stands, watching, from the shadows? In the blur of this shared consciousness, can Hyde ever be confident these crimes were not committed by his hand?

“You may think you know Dr. Jekyll, but this Hyde is a different beast altogether."—Jon Clinch, author of Finn

"Prepare to be seduced by literary devilry! Go back to Victorian times to find a very postmodern whodunit. Visceral prose, atmosphere you could choke on, characters who seem to be at your very shoulder."—Ronald Frame, author of Havisham

"Hyde brings into the light the various horrors still hidden in the dark heart of Stevensons classic tale of monstrosity and addiction. Devious and ingenious, it is a blazing triumph of the gothic imagination."—Patrick McGrath, author of Asylum

Synopsis:

Stevenson'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. Robert Mighall edited the Penguin Classics edition of The Picture of Dorian Gray and is the author of A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction.

Table of Contents

Hyde

   Day 1 morning   3

   Day 1 afternoon   32

   Day 1 nightfall   42

   Day 2 before dawn   63

   Day 2 morning   83

   Day 2 dusk   104

   Day 3 before dawn   136

   Day 3 noon   186

   Day 3 night   228

   Day 4 sunrise   277

 
Introduction to The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and  Mr. Hyde   303
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and  Mr. Hyde   307

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141439730
Editor:
Mighall, Robert
Introduction:
Mighall, Robert
Introduction by:
Mighall, Robert
Introduction:
Mighall, Robert
Editor:
Mighall, Robert
Author:
Levine, Daniel
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Author:
Mighall, Robert
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Good and evil
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
robert louis stevenson;the strange case of dr. jekyll and mr. hyde;victorian eng
Subject:
English literature
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1.12 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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"Staff Pick" by ,

Long fascinated with the duality of human nature — that good and evil exist in us all — Stevenson set out to write a story based on this theme. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was that story. As was his habit, Stevenson let his wife read the first draft of the story. She didn't like it, feeling that it read like an allegory that he was trying to force to be a story. He quickly burned that manuscript — so legend says. Then, under the influence of cocaine, Stevenson wrote the next draft within six days. Taking the advice of his wife, he wrote it as an allegorical story. The finished product is one of the masterpieces of the Victorian era. It also contains some of the best insight into what life was like in the era.

"Synopsis" by , Published as a "shilling shocker", this dark psychological thriller gave birth to the idea of a split personality. The story is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capability for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness with the gothic genre.
"Synopsis" by , A reimagining of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde from the monsters perspective, Hyde makes a hero of a villain. As a bonus, Stevensons original novel is included at the back.
"Synopsis" by ,
What happens when a villain becomes a hero?

Mr. Hyde is trapped, locked in Dr. Jekylls surgical cabinet, counting the hours until his inevitable capture. As four days pass, he has the chance, finally, to tell his story—the story of his brief, marvelous life.

Summoned to life by strange potions, Hyde knows not when or how long he will have control of “the body.” When dormant, he watches Dr. Jekyll from a remove, conscious of this other, high-class life but without influence. As the experiment continues, their mutual existence is threatened, not only by the uncertainties of untested science, but also by a mysterious stalker. Hyde is being taunted—possibly framed. Girls have gone missing; someone has been killed. Who stands, watching, from the shadows? In the blur of this shared consciousness, can Hyde ever be confident these crimes were not committed by his hand?

“You may think you know Dr. Jekyll, but this Hyde is a different beast altogether."—Jon Clinch, author of Finn

"Prepare to be seduced by literary devilry! Go back to Victorian times to find a very postmodern whodunit. Visceral prose, atmosphere you could choke on, characters who seem to be at your very shoulder."—Ronald Frame, author of Havisham

"Hyde brings into the light the various horrors still hidden in the dark heart of Stevensons classic tale of monstrosity and addiction. Devious and ingenious, it is a blazing triumph of the gothic imagination."—Patrick McGrath, author of Asylum

"Synopsis" by ,
Stevenson'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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