Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales / Edition 2

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales / Edition 2

by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0192805975

ISBN-13: 9780192805973

Pub. Date: 06/30/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Robert Louis Stevenson's short novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, first published in 1886, became an instant classic, a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare whose hallucinatory setting in the back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. Its revelatory ending is one of the most original and thrilling in English Literature. This

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Robert Louis Stevenson's short novel, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, first published in 1886, became an instant classic, a Gothic horror originating in a feverish nightmare whose hallucinatory setting in the back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. Its revelatory ending is one of the most original and thrilling in English Literature. This new edition of Stevenson's most famous work includes three additional short stories, two short essays, and extracts from contemporary writing on psychological disorders. The introduction considers the reasons for the book's popularity, "the double," and psychoanalytic interpretations, as well as crime, sex, class, and urbanism in the 1880s. Appendixes provide contextual historical material by Henry Maudsley, Frederic Myers, and W.T. Stead. This edition also provides an up-to-date bibliography and full notes, including details of the initial responses of Stevenson's contemporaries, such as John Addington Symonds, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Rider Haggard.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192805973
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/30/2006
Series:
Oxford World's Classics Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.80(d)

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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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