The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, second edition

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 861

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 Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the "Jack the Ripper" murders, and London in the 1880s.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.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde - Third Edition

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

View: 399

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 Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the “Jack the Ripper” murders, the “double brain,” and London in the 1880s.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.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 806

In a classic story of good and evil, a gentle doctor's experiment into the duality of the soul goes awry and he is transformed into a hideous monster at night.

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

View: 869

A humane scientist attempts to explore the most loathsome forces of evil behind the doors of his London laboratory.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 340

'Instantly the spirit of hell awoke in me and raged...I was suddenly struck through the heart by a cold thrill of terror.' Stevenson's short novel, published in 1886, became an instant classic. It was a Gothic horror that originated in a feverish nightmare, whose hallucinatory setting in the murky back streets of London gripped a nation mesmerized by crime and violence. The respectable doctor's mysterious relationship with his disreputable associate is finally revealed in one of the most original and thrilling endings in English literature. In addition to Jekyll and Hyde, this edition also includes a number of short stories and essays written by Stevenson in the 1880s, minor masterpieces of fiction and comment: 'The Body Snatcher', 'Markheim', and 'Olalla' feature grave-robbing, a sinister double, and degeneracy, while 'A Chapter on Dreams' and 'A Gossip on Romance' discuss artistic creation and the 'romance' form. Appendixes provide extracts from contemporary writings on personality disorder, which set Stevenson's tale in its full historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Stories

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 438

.0000000000The 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.

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: David Calcutt

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 115

View: 490

A stage adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's book, The strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 112

View: 376

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.

Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr Hyde": A Geography of the Human Mind

Author: Katharina E. Thomas

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 28

View: 852

Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1,0, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, course: Victorian Literature, language: English, comment: Es handelt sich um eine kurze Seminararbeit, bei der das eigenstandige Entwickeln eines Interpretationsansatzes ohne Zuhilfenahme von Sekundarliteratur gefragt war. Es ist nicht auszuschliessen, dass Gedanken und Aspekte dieser Arbeit auch in der Sekundarliteratur zu finden sind, die vorliegende Arbeit wurde jedoch ohne deren Kenntnis vefasst., abstract: Robert Louis Stevenson's novel The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde presents a landscape that can be read as a geography of the human mind. The two separate dwelling- places of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego, Mr. Hyde, can be analyzed in psychoanalytical terms as representing the conscious and the unconscious. The suppressed desires of the unconscious, which are related to a discourse of homosexuality underwriting the novel, return to haunt and ultimately destroy the mind of Dr. Jekyll. This paper will examine how the city functions as a mirror of the human mind. It takes a more general approach at first, analyzing different descriptions of the city throughout the novel. As a second step towards establishing the evidence to support the thesis, it will be necessary to take a closer look at the specific geography of Dr. Jekyll's psyche, arguing that the separate dwelling places of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde represent the conscious and the unconscious in terms of Freudian psychoanalysis. Finally, the paper will examine how this reading allows for an interpretation of Dr. Jekyll's hidden desires as being related to homosexuality. Other interpretations concerning these vices are possible and not mutually exclusive with the one pursued in this paper, as, for example, a reading of Jekyll's mental and physical descent as due to alcoholism and drug abuse. However, a broader analysis taking into account these additional interpretati"

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

No More Mr Nice Guy…

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Oldcastle Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 682

There's a sinister man about London town with something of the night about him. Mr Hyde is mad, bad and has a penchant for bumping off MPs and other kindly innocents. Will his friend Dr Jekyll be able to stop him? Or is there something more to their relationship than meets the eye...? Only the intrepid Utterson can get to the bottom of this mystery, but what will he find in Dr Jekyll's lab?