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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde

And Other Stories

Vintage Classics

FICTION

256 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $11.95 (US $11.95)

Publication Date: May 2008

ISBN 9780099511588

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (May 2008)
Vintage Classics

Price: $11.95
 
 

Overview

How thin is the line between good and evil?

Dr. Jekyll has been experimenting with identity. He has developed a drug which separates the two sides of his nature, allowing him to abandon himself to his most corrupt inclinations as the monstrous Mr. Hyde. But gradually the journey back to goodness becomes more and more difficult, and the risk that Mr. Hyde will break free from Dr. Jekyll’s control puts all of London in grave peril. This groundbreaking tale of identity and morality is accompanied by several other of Stevenson’s best short stories, including “The Body-Snatcher,” “A Lodging for the Night,” “Markheim,” “The Misadventures of John Nicholson,” and “Thrawn Jane.”

Reviews

"Stevenson’s short stories are certain to retain their position in English literature. His serious rivals are few indeed."  —Arthur Conan Doyle

"A fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction."  —Vladimir Nabokov

"Another genius Scottish take on the theme of split personalities. Needs no further introduction."  —Maggie O’Farrell, author, The Distance Between Us

"Robert Louis Stevenson . . . was a storyteller, that’s what I’d like to be, that’s what I’m trying to be."  —Quintin Jardine

"Mr. Hyde's sordid and perhaps deviant excesses are rendered more suggestive through being left undescribed."  —Sarah Waters

Author Biography

Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894) was a novelist, poet, and travel writer. His best-known works include A Child's Garden of Verses (1885) and Treasure Island (1883).