The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Classics & Modern Classics
Paperback Published on: 27/02/2003
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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
Some of the greatest works of gothic horror!
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror contains some of the greatest works of gothic horror. The title story still holds the r... READ MORE
Wayne Thomson at Elgin
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
classic gothic
Catching up with some more of the classics with Mr Stevenson. Can't say that I wasn't already familiar with the story, so I went in pretty much knowing the... READ MORE
Rhea | Barnstaple

Synopsis

His innovative thriller, as shocking now as when it was first published, the Penguin Classics edition of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror is edited with an introduction by Robert Mighall.

Published as a 'shilling shocker', Robert Louis Stevenson's dark psychological fantasy gave birth to the idea of the split personality. The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with the 'damnable young man' Edward Hyde; the hunt through fog-bound London for a killer; and the final revelation of Hyde's true identity is a chilling exploration of humanity's basest capacity for evil. The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness within the Gothic tradition: 'Olalla', a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and 'The Body Snatcher', a gruesome fictionalisation of the exploits of the notorious Burke and Hare.

This edition contains a critical introduction by Robert Mighall, which discusses class, criminality and the significance of the story's London setting. It also includes an essay on the scientific contexts of the novel and the development of the idea of the Jekyll-and-Hyde personality.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141439730
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Weight: 168g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
Chilling
The story has been plumbed both in adaptions as well as movies that are themed around the premise. That of a respectable doctor who has an alter ego. This ... READ MORE
Christian
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
A relevant classic
Despite being something of a cultural cliché or liguinistic platitude, so well known are the eponymous alter egos of this renowned work, the written form s... READ MORE
Tim Dumble
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales
It`s a dark story of split personality. A story where we see a respectable Dr Jekyll and a weird and damaged Mr Hyde. A hunt through London in order to cat... READ MORE
Ilona
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
One of the great short stories
This book is a must read for both avid readers and casual. Very well written and an interesting tale.
D.A.Nelson
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales of Terror
Very gripping
I love spine chiller to put me on edge when reading. The strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde does just that well done to the great mind Robert Louis St... READ MORE
Freya Bradley