The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1

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by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

This Norton Critical Edition of Stevenson's enduringly popular and chilling tale is based on the 1886 First British Edition, the only edition set directly from Stevenson's manuscript and for which he read proofs. The text has been rigorously annotated for student readers and is accompanied by a textual appendix.See more details below

Overview

This Norton Critical Edition of Stevenson's enduringly popular and chilling tale is based on the 1886 First British Edition, the only edition set directly from Stevenson's manuscript and for which he read proofs. The text has been rigorously annotated for student readers and is accompanied by a textual appendix.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393974652
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/01/2002
Series:
Norton Critical Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
95,482
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Text of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde1
Backgrounds and Contexts75
Composition and Production
[Summary of Composition and Early Reception]77
Selected Letters80
To Sidney Colvin, Late September/early October 188580
To his Wife, c. October 20, 188581
To Andrew Lang, Early December 188581
To Katharine de Mattos, January 1, 188681
To Will H. Low, January 2, 188682
To F. W. H. Myers, c. February 23, 188682
To J. R. Vernon, February 25, 188683
To Edward Purcell, February 27, 188683
To F. W. H. Myers, March 1, 188684
To John Addington Symonds, Early March 188685
To Thomas Russell Sullivan, c. January 27, 188785
To John Paul Bocock, c. Mid-November 188786
The Dream Origin of the Tale87
Reception93
Mr. Stevenson's Originality of Treatment93
A Mere Bit of Catch-Penny Sensationalism94
The Place of Honour95
Not Merely Strange, but Impossible95
His Very Original Genius96
Letter to Robert Louis Stevenson, March 3, 188698
The Individualizing Influence of Modern Democracy100
Letter to Robert Bridges, October 28, 1886101
The Art of the Presentation101
The Rev Dr. Nicholson on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"102
"Markheim" and the Victorian Market for Sensation Fiction105
"Markheim"105
How I Came to Be Such a Student of Our Penny Press122
Literary Contexts: Doubles, Devils, and Monsters124
The Modern Double124
Stevenson's Scottish Devil Tales126
An Introduction to Gothic Monstrosity128
Scientific Contexts: Conception of the Divided Self132
Post-Darwinist Theories of the Ape Within132
Multiplex Personality134
Abject Slaves to the Narcotic136
This Aberrant Inclination in Myself138
Sociohistorical Contexts: Political Disunity and Moral Conformity141
London in the 1880s141
Hypocrisy146
Performance Adaptations150
The Stage Premiere of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde152
Themes and Variations156
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paramount, 1931)163
A Checklist of Major Performance Adaptations170
Criticism181
The Real Stab of the Story183
A Phenomenon of Style184
Instabilities of Meaning, Morality, and Narration189
An Unconscious Allegory about the Masses and Mass Literacy197
Sex, Secrecy and Self-Alienation in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde204
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Chronology215
Selected Bibliography221

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