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review 2018-09-25 07:38
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales - Roger Luckhurst,Robert Louis Stevenson

TITLE:  Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales 

 

AUTHOR:  Robert Louis Stevenson

  

DATE PUBLISHED:  2008 (reissue)

 

PUBLICATION:  Oxford World's Classics

 

FORMAT:  Paperback

 

ISBN-13:  9780199536221

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"Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic.  It was a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory setting in the murky back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence.  The respectable doctor's mysterious relationship with his disreputable associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature.  

 

In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this edition also includes a number of short stories and essays written by Stevenson in the 1880s, minor masterpieces of fiction and comment:  'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim',  and 'Olalla' featuring grave-robbing, a sinister double, and degeneracy, while ' A Chapter on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance' discuss artistic creation and the 'romance' form.  Appendices provide extract from contemporary -writings on personality disorder, which set Stevenson's tale in its full historic context."

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It's a bit hard to comment on a classic that has resulted in numerous adaptations.  I found the stories in this book to be creepy and the essays interesting.

 

 

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text 2018-07-08 08:45
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson,Richard Armitage

I think I've probably said this before, but it bears repeating: Richard Armitage should narrate all the things.

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text 2018-06-20 04:58
Reading progress update: I've read 62%.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson,Richard Armitage
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text 2018-06-12 01:34
Reading progress update: I've read 42%.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson,Richard Armitage
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text 2018-06-10 23:14
Reading progress update: I've read 20%.
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Robert Louis Stevenson,Richard Armitage

Richard Armitage should read all the things. All of them.

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