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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Dover Thrift Editions)

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ISBN13: 9780486266886
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In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child's Garden of Verses and wrote the novels Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

An intriguing combination of fantast thriller and moral allegory, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities—one essentially good, the other evil—for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished.

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This intriguing novel, both fantasy thriller and moral allegory, depicts the struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man.

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A humane scientist attempts to explore the most loathsome forces of evil behind the doors of his London laboratory.

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Stevenson's preoccupation with 'that strong sense of man's double being' comes to the fore in the other stories included in this gripping selection. 'The Body Snatcher' and 'Markheim' both have protagonists for whom there is no clear borderline between decency and wickedness, innocence and guilt. Other kinds of dualism ruin through tales written in the Scots dialect.

Synopsis:

This intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveal Stevenson as a novelist of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished.

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blueteepee, October 21, 2014 (view all comments by blueteepee)
Robert Louis Stevenson is a wonderful storyteller and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is one of his greatest. He explores the idea of the two sides of human nature in a constant struggle for control. One part of the psyche strives to be compassionate of others and philanthropic in nature. The other self works only to fulfil baser needs of self-indulgence, of lasciviousness, greed and unrestrained rage. Dr. Jekyll seeks to unveil this other unwholesome self, thinking that this is possible without scarring the part of himself he considers to be good. I have read this book many times and still find it to be a very compelling study of the struggles humans face as we rank ourselves on that good/bad scale.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486266886
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Stevenson, Jr.
Author:
Stevenson, Robert
Author:
Stevenson, D.
Author:
Stevenson, Scott
Author:
Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Stevenson, Jr., William
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
England
Subject:
London
Subject:
Supernatural
Subject:
British and irish
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Multiple personality
Subject:
Allegories
Subject:
London (England) Fiction.
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
London (england)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Series Volume:
101-811
Publication Date:
19910131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.13 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by ,
This intriguing novel, both fantasy thriller and moral allegory, depicts the struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man.
"Synopsis" by , A humane scientist attempts to explore the most loathsome forces of evil behind the doors of his London laboratory.
"Synopsis" by , Stevenson's preoccupation with 'that strong sense of man's double being' comes to the fore in the other stories included in this gripping selection. 'The Body Snatcher' and 'Markheim' both have protagonists for whom there is no clear borderline between decency and wickedness, innocence and guilt. Other kinds of dualism ruin through tales written in the Scots dialect.
"Synopsis" by ,
This intriguing combination of fantasy thriller and moral allegory depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man. Its tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveal Stevenson as a novelist of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished.
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