Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

byRobert Louis StevensonAfterword byJerome Charyn

Mass Market Paperback | March 1, 1982

Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
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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."
Throughout his life, Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was tormented by poor health. Yet despite frequent physical collapses–mainly due to constant respiratory illness–he was an indefatigable writer of novels, poems, essays, letters, travel books, and children’s books. He was born on November 13, 1850, in Edinburgh, of a prosperous fami...
Title:Dr. Jekyll And Mr. HydeFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:112 pages, 6.85 X 4.15 X 0.3 inShipping dimensions:112 pages, 6.85 X 4.15 X 0.3 inPublished:March 1, 1982Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:055321277X

ISBN - 13:9780553212778

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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