The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
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... show more
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 revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson`s inventiveness within the gothic genre: 'Olalla', a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and 'The Body Snatcher', a gruesome fictionalization of the exploits of the notorious Burke and Hare.
Publish date: 2003
Pages no: 178
Edition language: English
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 ________________________________ DESCRIPTION: "Stevenson's short novel, publish...
The Strange Case of Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde has been eyeing me from my TBR pile for quite some time now. It's been patiently waiting for me to choose it over the stacks and stacks of other choices. The reason it's always been the bride's maid and never the bride is because it falls into that unsavory ...
I had read it for school, but I had loved it so much. The idea is amazing!!
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. ...
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...