Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Author: Stevenson, Robert Louis
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Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde.  Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll And Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man's dual nature—as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror.

Robert Louis Stevenson originally wrote Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's advice, rewrote it as the darkly complex tale it is today.  Published in 1866, Jekyll And Hyde was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked many literary admirations.

 

Softcover, 128 pages, ISBN: 055321277X, 9780553212778

Book Title Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Publisher: Random House, Inc.
Author Stevenson, Robert Louis

Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde.  Anticipating modern psychology, Jekyll And Hyde is a brilliantly original study of man's dual nature—as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror.

Robert Louis Stevenson originally wrote Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's advice, rewrote it as the darkly complex tale it is today.  Published in 1866, Jekyll And Hyde was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked many literary admirations.

 

Softcover, 128 pages, ISBN: 055321277X, 9780553212778