This book is also available in large print (font size 16) and extra large print (font size 24). Gabriel Utterson is intrigued by the sinister figure of Mr Hyde, and the latter's strange relationship with Utterson's good friend, Dr Jekyll. When Mr Hyde beats a Member of Parliament to death, Gabriel Utterson tries to get to the bottom of the mystery and eventually discovers Dr Jekyll's dark secret... For more on our growing collection of books why not visit our website or visit Amazon and search for: firestonebooks.com
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a masterpiece of Victorian literature and one of the most potent and enduring of modern myths. Why has Dr Jekyll begun to associate with the ugly and violent Mr Hyde? When Jekyll's friend Utterson tries to solve this mystery he uncovers a horrific story of murder and suffering which leads eventually to the terrible revelation of Mr Hyde's true identity. Also in this volume are three other memorable stories: The Body Snatchers, Markheim and Olalla.With an Afterword by Peter Harness.
A collection of short stories and essays written by Robert Louis Stevenson in the 1880s, including the title work in which Dr. Jekyll, a kind and well-respected London physician, is transformed into a murderous madman by taking a secret drug of his own creation.
First published in 1886 as a “shilling shocker,” Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes the basic struggle between good and evil and adds to the mix bourgeois respectability, urban violence, and class conflict. The result is a tale that has taken on the force of myth in the popular imagination. This Broadview edition provides a fascinating selection of contextual material, including contemporary reviews of the novel, Stevenson’s essay “A Chapter on Dreams,” and excerpts from the 1887 stage version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the “Jack the Ripper” murders, the “double brain,” and London in the 1880s. New to this third edition are an appendix on the figure of the Victorian gentleman and an expanded selection of letters related to the novel; the introduction and bibliography have also been updated to reflect recent criticism.
This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with Stevenson's language and themes.Originally published in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson?s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde became an immediate sensation with the public, which was thoroughly fascinated by the book?s study of guilt, moral responsibility, and horror. Stevenson carefully weaves a detective story with the quest for human perfection gone awry to construct a tale that has haunted readers for more than a century.
Robert Louis Stevenson¿s classic horror tale tells the investigation into the life of Dr. Henry Jekyll. As Jekyll¿s lawyer, Mr. Utterson is in possession of Jekyll¿s will, which leaves all his possessions to a mysterious Mr. Edward Hyde. As Utterson looks further into the monstrous Mr. Hyde, he learns something horrifying about his friend Jekyll. Discover the fear, courage, and horror retold in the Calico Illustrated Classics adaptation of Stevenson¿s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
First published in 1886 as a "shilling shocker," Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes the basic struggle between good and evil and adds to the mix bourgeois respectability, urban violence, and class conflict. The result is a tale that has taken on the force of myth in the popular imagination. This Broadview edition provides a fascinating selection of contextual material, including contemporary reviews of the novel, Stevenson's essay "A Chapter on Dreams," and excerpts from the 1887 stage version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the "Jack the Ripper" murders, and London in the 1880s. New to this second edition are an updated critical introduction and, in the appendices, writings on Victorian psychology by Thomas Carlyle, Richard Krafft-Ebing, and Henry Maudsley, among others.
Tor Classics are affordably-priced editions designed to attract the young reader. Original dynamic cover art enthusiastically represents the excitement of each story. All editions are complete and unabridged, and feature Introductions and Afterwords. This edition of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde includes an Introduction and Afterword by Charles L. Grant. British lawyer Mr. Utterson had proof. Hyde was a foul, twisted, shrunken creature who had brutally stomped a little girl and beaten an old man to death--for no reason. Hyde left a trail of evil across London; the mere sight of him made stranger violent with fear and disgust... But Hyde was Dr. Jekyll's sole heir. And that made no sense at all. Henry Jekyll was the kindest, most civil, most respected man in England. What power could a monster like Hyde hold over Jekyll's soul? Utterson vowed to solve the mystery, and free his friend from Hyde's clutches...until his hunt led to a horror beyond blackmail, beyond extortion; to a secret so shocking, so sickening, so personal--That the sheer terror of the truth could drive men mad... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
In Robert Louis Stevenson's influential novel of mad science and criminal inquiry, attorney Gabriel John Utterson comes to the aid of Dr. Henry Jekyll, an old friend, only to find himself dragged from a world of genial hospitality into London's foreboding night, which is shrouded in shadows and fog—and stalked by the deranged Edward Hyde. Utterson's quest for truth is not only a detective story laden with twists, but an intense meditation on man's inherently dualistic nature, written in a style that often combines disturbing violence with restrained language typical of the Victorian era.
In a collection of four stories, Dr. Jekyll finds himself transformed by a scientific experiment, a murderer confronts the devil, a magic bottle possesses a strange curse, and graverobbers turn to murder.