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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories - Robert Louis Stevenson, Jenny Davidson
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories
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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.... show more
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: All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works. 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781593081317 (1593081316)
Publisher: Barnes & Noble Classics
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
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giuliadanieli
giuliadanieli rated it
I had read it for school, but I had loved it so much. The idea is amazing!!
Wanda's Book Reviews
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4.0 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / Robert Louis Stevenson
Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revela...
Seriously, Read a Book!
Seriously, Read a Book! rated it
4.5 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde
Thanks to Jeffrey's recent DJ&MH review series (which includes Mary Reilly and Hyde in addition to the original), I realized that I had not, in fact, ever become acquainted with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as Robert Louis Stevenson wrote them. Actually, the closest I'd come was seeing Dr. Jekyll & Mrs. ...
Just Another Reader
Just Another Reader rated it
3.0 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
I only read The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, not the other "Tales of Terror", but I couldn't find another listing I liked for it with a cover. I've never read this book, but I've always been aware of the storyline. Though most of the adaptations amp up the "horror" part of the story wh...
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jbradway rated it
2.0 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: And Other Tales of Terror (Penguin Classics)
It's Jeckyll and Hyde, so even though I just read it for the first time, I don't know how to rate it all clouded with expectation as I was.This is an okay book; brief and clearly written with an original premise. Had I read this fresh and new with no knowledge of the plot, however, I don't imagine I...
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