The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, second edition / Edition 2

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, second edition / Edition 2

by Robert Louis Stevenson
     
 

First published in 1886 as a "shilling shocker," Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes the basic struggle between good and evil and adds to the mix bourgeois respectability, urban violence, and class conflict. The result is a tale that has taken on the force of myth in the popular imagination. This Broadview edition provides a fascinating selection of contextual material,… See more details below

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First published in 1886 as a "shilling shocker," Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes the basic struggle between good and evil and adds to the mix bourgeois respectability, urban violence, and class conflict. The result is a tale that has taken on the force of myth in the popular imagination. This Broadview edition provides a fascinating selection of contextual material, including contemporary reviews of the novel, Stevenson's essay "A Chapter on Dreams," and excerpts from the 1887 stage version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the "Jack the Ripper" murders, and London in the 1880s.
New to this second edition are an updated critical introduction and, in the appendices, writings on Victorian psychology by Thomas Carlyle, Richard Krafft-Ebing, and Henry Maudsley, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781551116556
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Publication date:
07/12/2005
Series:
Broadview Editions Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Appendix A: Stevenson’s "A Chapter on Dreams" (1888)
Appendix B: Stevenson’s "Markheim" (1884)
Appendix C: Stevenson’s Deacon Brodie (1879)
Appendix D: Letters, 1885-86
Appendix E: Stevenson in Bournemouth, 1884-87
Appendix F: Reviews of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
1. Unsigned, The Times (25 January 1886)
2. Julia Wedgewood, Contemporary Review (April 1886)
3. From Henry James, Partial Portraits (1894)
4. John Addington Symonds to Robert Louis Stevenson, 3 March 1886
5. Punch (6 February 1886)
Appendix G: The Stage Version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
Appendix H: Degeneration and Crime
1. From Charles Darwin, The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals (1872)
2. From Gina Lombroso Ferrero, Criminal Man According to the Classification of Cesare Lombroso (1911)
3. From Max Nordau, Degeneration (1895)
Appendix I: London in the 1880s
1. From George Augustus Sala, Gaslight and Daylight with Some London Scenes they Shine Upon (1872)
2. From Arthur Ransome, Bohemia in London (1912)
3. From J. Milner Fothergill, The Town Dweller: His Needs and Wants (1889)
4. From William Booth, In Darkest England and the Way Out (1890)
Appendix J: "Jack the Ripper"
1. New York Times (9 September 1888)
2. The Times (10 September 1888)
3. Punch (15 September 1888)
4. Punch (22 September 1888)
5. Punch (29 September 1888)
6. Punch (13 October 1888)
7. From D.G. Halstead, Doctor in the Nineties (1959)
Appendix K: Victorian Psychology
1. From Thomas Carlyle, "The Age of Romance" (1837)
2. From Henry Maudsley, "The Double Brain" (1889)
3. From F.H. Myers, "Multiplex Personality" (1886)
4. From James Sully, "The Dream as Revelation" (1893)
5. From Richard Krafft-Ebing, Psychopathia Sexualis (1886)
6. Punch Cartoon (12 August 1882)
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