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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: New York : Bantam, 1981.
Series: A Bantam classic
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Horror fiction
Paranormal fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN: 055321277X 9780553212778
OCLC Number: 156907996
Description: 98 pages ; 18 cm.
Series Title: A Bantam classic
Responsibility: Robert Louis Stevenson ; with an afterword by Jerome Charyn.

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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. 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. 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 much literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to Madame Bovary and Dead Souls as "a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction."

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