The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde [NOOK Book]

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"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" can be seen as a story about the concept of good and evil that exists in all of us or a critique on the hypocrisy and double standards of the society and also an interesting study into the mind of the author and into the theories of dualism.
First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerizing thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established ...
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

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Overview

"The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" can be seen as a story about the concept of good and evil that exists in all of us or a critique on the hypocrisy and double standards of the society and also an interesting study into the mind of the author and into the theories of dualism.
First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerizing thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature, and it is the book which established Stevenson's reputation as a writer.

London lawyer Utterson is driven to investigate Edward Hyde, the unlikely protégé of his friend Dr Henry Jekyll, suspecting the relationship to be founded on blackmail. The truth is worse than he could have imagined. As the mystery deepens, time appears to be running out for Utterson and Enfield to discover what is really wrong with their friend Dr Jekyll — and the final revelation divulges a ghastly secret that makes us wonder about our ability to truly transform ourselves.

This edition contains full notes and includes a short story "Markheim".

This book has been specially formatted for devices that support EPUB3.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016637518
  • Publisher: Readme, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/21/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Louis Stevenson (13 November 1850 -- 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island (1883), Kidnapped (1886), and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (1886).

Despite his lengthy education at Edinburgh, he always dreamed of being a writer. Soon he told his father that he would not be following in his footsteps to become an engineer. At the age of twenty-six he began to write for magazines and soon he was publishing his own books and articles. His first famous novel "Treasure Island" didn't come until 1883 after he had married Fanny Osborne, an American. Eventually he moved to America for a time, before continuing on to Samoa. In Samoa he criticized Western domination of the islands and sided with the native Polynesians. "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" was published in 1886 in attempts to raise money to support the family. Stevenson dreamt the plot and soon feverishly jotted his memories down on paper, finishing the short novel in three days. Unfortunately, Stevenson died suddenly, at the pinnacle of his writing career. Throughout his life he had suffered from a strange lung condition hampered by the cold, wet climates in which he lived. Despite his family's relocation to Samoa after his father's death, Stevenson soon passed away in 1894 at the age of forty-four. Stevenson will be best remembered not only for his children's adventure novels but also for his repeating theme of the duality of human nature.
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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    not my type...

    Too many errors and many spelling errors. Could not get through this book.

    4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Half of the words are messed up!

    It says stuff like chapter 18* chApER 1% and crap like that,atleast on mine.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    Read before seeing the musical production!

    I had an invitation to see Jeckyl and Hyde the musical production that is on its way to Broadway. I wanted to review the story before I went. I was really happy that I read the book as it gave me great insight into the plot of the production. The production was quite different that the synopsis of the book. The Nook book was easy to navigate and I enjoyed reading the Old English literary style.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2012

    Love it but hate it

    I love the story, but for some reason a lot of the words are gibberish. Like the word "protege" is spelled "prot^g^."
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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    Scary

    I liked it but i'm gonna sleep with the lights on tonight.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2012

    Abridged

    The original is good. This isjt. Its abridged

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    Interesting info prior to the story. LOVE it

    The real story isn't the same as what is proliferated by popular culture. There is no big, green ugly monster. While it's fun to watch Bugs Bunny turn into a green monster after drinking a potion, or a small man turn into a giant monster in the movies, the real story is more subdued but also more personal, tragic, and interesting. I recommend this book to anyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2014

    Good story but this edition garbled

    This ebook was clearly not created by a human. The text is garbled.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2013

    Chilling and NOT dumb

    This is an amazing book about the good and evil sides in a man. It was wonderfully creepy and made me think.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Dumb

    Dumb

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Unreadable

    Too many errors make this copy unreadable.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Very good read, ebook copy missing last few pages

    Overall, this is a very good read, rather short, but it held my interest.

    The nookbook version however, is missing the last three or four odd pages as in, instead of something like 156 157 158, the pages appear as 156 and 158. This does not, however interfere with the story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Awesome

    Horrific but not d same as d original the strange case of dr.jekyll and mr.hyde

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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