Penguin Classics: The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Penguin Classics: The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

By: Robert Louis Stevenson

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ISBN
9780140439113
Date Released
Binding
Paperback
Pages
224
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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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.
ISBN:
9780140439113
Publication Date:
03 / 05 / 2002
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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