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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories (Barnes & Noble Classi (Barnes & Noble Classics)

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
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Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate—and eliminate—human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky’s “The Double” and Crime and Punishment. Today Stevenson’s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller.

This collection also includes some of the author’s grimmest short fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” “Thrawn Janet,” “The Body Snatcher,” and “Markheim.”

Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her novel Heredity appeared from Soft Skull Press in 2003.

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Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate--and eliminate--human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky's "The Double" and "Crime and Punishment." Today Stevenson's novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. This collection also includes some of the author's grimmest short fiction: "Lodging for the Night," "The Suicide Club," "Thrawn Janet," "The Body Snatcher," and "Markheim."

Synopsis:

“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also. I could not think that this earth contained a place for sufferings and terrors so unmanning.” So writes Robert Louis Stevenson in his psychological thriller The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a case study of what we now call paranoid-schizophrenia. The collection includes some of Stevenson’s grimmest short fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” and “Markheim.”

Jenny Davidson received her doctorate from Yale, and currently teaches English literature at Columbia University.

About the Author

Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her novel Heredity appeared from Soft Skull Press in 2003.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781593080549
Author:
Stevenson, Robert Louis
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
London
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Multiple personality
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Barnes & Noble Classics
Series Volume:
61
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
6.82x4.24x.82 in. .41 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolate--and eliminate--human evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky's "The Double" and "Crime and Punishment." Today Stevenson's novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. This collection also includes some of the author's grimmest short fiction: "Lodging for the Night," "The Suicide Club," "Thrawn Janet," "The Body Snatcher," and "Markheim."
"Synopsis" by ,
“If I am the chief of sinners, I am the chief of sufferers also. I could not think that this earth contained a place for sufferings and terrors so unmanning.” So writes Robert Louis Stevenson in his psychological thriller The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, a case study of what we now call paranoid-schizophrenia. The collection includes some of Stevenson’s grimmest short fiction: “Lodging for the Night,” “The Suicide Club,” and “Markheim.”

Jenny Davidson received her doctorate from Yale, and currently teaches English literature at Columbia University.

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