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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


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Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Summary

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde 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, 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 Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the Jack the Ripper murders, the double brain, and London in the 1880s.

New to this third edition are an appendix on the figure of the Victorian gentleman and an expanded selection of letters related to the novel; the introduction and bibliography have also been updated to reflect recent criticism.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Reviews

Martin Danahay provides an authoritative text, an excellent introductory commentary, an up-to-date bibliography, and a well-chosen set of contextualizing appendices. For an in-depth understanding of Stevenson's masterpiece of horror, this is the text of choice. - Patrick Brantlinger, Indiana University

Martin Danahay's edition of Jekyll and Hyde is a treasure trove of biographical, cultural, and historical materials. It makes a number of important contexts for interpretation available through its accessible but intriguing assemblage of ancillary documents. It cannot fail to be the inspiration for deeper investigations of a masterpiece that is itself at the crossroads of Victorian anxieties about sex, class, psychology, evolution, and the rise of popular culture. - John Kucich, University of Michigan

About Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-94) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and writer of works for children.

Martin Danahay is Professor of English at Brock University, Canada.

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • Preface to the Third Edition
  • Introduction
  • Robert Louis Stevenson: A Brief Chronology
  • A Note on the Text
  • Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Appendices
  • Select Bibliography

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GOR013223775
9781554810246
1554810248
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
Used - Good
Paperback
Broadview Press Ltd
20150401
232
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