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    Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

    Stevenson, R.L. (2006) Strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Oxford, UK: Oxford World's Classics. ISBN 9780199536221.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 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.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English and Humanities
    Depositing User: Roger Luckhurst
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2016 15:29
    Last Modified: 12 Oct 2016 15:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16208

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