The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633433

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191579066

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8896

'Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged...I was suddenly struck through the heart by a cold thrill of terror.' Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory setting in the murky back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. The respectable doctor's mysterious relationship with his disreputable associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature. In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this edition also includes a number of short stories and essays written by Stevenson in the 1880s, minor masterpieces of fiction and comment: 'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim', and 'Olalla' feature grave-robbing, a sinister double, and degeneracy, while 'A Chapter on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance' discuss artistic creation and the 'romance' form. Appendixes provide extracts from contemporary writings on personality disorder, which set Stevenson's tale in its full historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

ISBN: 9781580495776

Category: Classic literature

Page: 78

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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Stevenson's language and themes.Originally published in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson?s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde became an immediate sensation with the public, which was thoroughly fascinated by the book?s study of guilt, moral responsibility, and horror. Stevenson carefully weaves a detective story with the quest for human perfection gone awry to construct a tale that has haunted readers for more than a century.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, with Online Theory and Criticism Passcode

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1554812615

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Broadview's Online Theory and Criticism augment the outstanding selection of historical materials included in the Broadview Edition of Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by providing a wide selection of more recent articles and other resources specifically oriented to the study of Jekyll and Hyde using critical theory. The Online Theory and Criticism supplement to the novel is thus perfectly suited to courses emphasizing theoretical approaches. Though the site can be purchased independently and used with any text of Jekyll and Hyde, this package offers the Broadview Edition of the text (which also includes an introduction and historical contextual materials) together with the Online Theory and Criticism passcode at a discounted price. Because Broadview's Online Theory and Criticism appears on the web, we are able to offer a breadth and depth of material that would be unwieldy in a print book. A selection of twelve articles offers a wide representation of critical approaches to Jekyll and Hyde, beginning with the classic reading by Vladimir Nabokov and extending to consider Jekyll and Hyde with regard to class, same-sex desire, patriarchal power structures, late nineteenth-century psychology, addiction, evolutionary theory, and more. Alongside these readings specific to Jekyll and Hyde, the site also features foundational writings by key figures in literary theory, from Freud to Foucault. Every article is supplemented with discussion questions and a list of “Connections” guiding students to related material on the site; for students approaching literary theory for the first time, a series of brief introductions to common critical approaches to literature offers additional guidance.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416500219

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9562

In a classic story of good and evil, a gentle doctor's experiment into the duality of the soul goes awry and he is transformed into a hideous monster at night.

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 161641331X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 1322

Robert Louis Stevenson's classic horror tale tells the investigation into the life of Dr. Henry Jekyll. As Jekyll's lawyer, Mr. Utterson is in possession of Jekyll's will, which leaves all his possessions to a mysterious Mr. Edward Hyde. As Utterson looks further into the monstrous Mr. Hyde, he learns something horrifying about his friend Jekyll. Discover the fear, courage, and horror retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1770480129

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

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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.

Level 5: The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 1447957296

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 88

View: 7109

Classic / British English Dr Jekyll is a London doctor who is liked and respected for his work. Mr Hyde is an evil man, completely unknown in London society. There is a murder and Hyde seems to be responsible. So why does the good doctor give Mr Hyde the key to his house – and decide to leave everything to Mr Hyde in his will?

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: David Calcutt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174325994

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 115

View: 9266

A stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's book, The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

The Trial of Dr. Jekyll

An Adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde : a Play in Two Acts

Author: William Lawrence Slout

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0809562537

Category: Drama

Page: 75

View: 9568

In this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," William L. Slout focuses on Jekyll's sublimation of his wantonness, and the hypocrisy of his unrestrained involvement in it. He loses control of his better self to the overpowering evil of his baser side. Herein lies the tragedy of the man and his times. A powerful modern version of this classic tale of horror. Illustrated with scenes from the first production of the play.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Merry Men and Other Stories

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260612

Category: Fiction

Page: 223

View: 9040

With an Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York. In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising 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. Also included in this volume is Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables. The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness; Markheim, the sinister study of the mind of a murderer; Thrawn Janet, a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession; Olalla, a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains; Will O' the Mill, a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper; and The Treasure of Franchard, a study of French bourgeois life.

Robert Louis Stevenson’s "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde": A Geography of the Human Mind

Author: Katharina E. Thomas

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640930789

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 10

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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, course: Victorian Literature, language: English, abstract: Robert Louis Stevenson’s novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde presents a landscape that can be read as a geography of the human mind. The two separate dwelling- places of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego, Mr. Hyde, can be analyzed in psychoanalytical terms as representing the conscious and the unconscious. The suppressed desires of the unconscious, which are related to a discourse of homosexuality underwriting the novel, return to haunt and ultimately destroy the mind of Dr. Jekyll. This paper will examine how the city functions as a mirror of the human mind. It takes a more general approach at first, analyzing different descriptions of the city throughout the novel. As a second step towards establishing the evidence to support the thesis, it will be necessary to take a closer look at the specific geography of Dr. Jekyll’s psyche, arguing that the separate dwelling places of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde represent the conscious and the unconscious in terms of Freudian psychoanalysis. Finally, the paper will examine how this reading allows for an interpretation of Dr. Jekyll’s hidden desires as being related to homosexuality. Other interpretations concerning these vices are possible and not mutually exclusive with the one pursued in this paper, as, for example, a reading of Jekyll’s mental and physical descent as due to alcoholism and drug abuse. However, a broader analysis taking into account these additional interpretations would be beyond the scope of this paper. It will therefore focuse on the evidence that supports the idea of a homosexual discourse in the novel.


Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0141439734

Category: Fiction

Page: 177

View: 8105

Features the story of the London doctor who loses control of the evil side of his dual personality.