And Other Tales of Terror.
The story of respectable Dr Jekyll's strange association with "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.
Yet this dark psychological fantasy is more than a moral tale. It is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution and criminality, and the secret lives behind Victorian propriety, to create a unique form of urban Gothic.
The other stories in this volume also testify to Stevenson's inventiveness within the horror genre: 'Olalla', a tale of vampirism and tainted family blood, and 'The Body Snatcher', which shows the murky underside of medical practice.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 05 / 2002
- 129 x 198mm