Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Language: English

Pages: 40

ISBN: 1530606497

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a book written by Robert Louis Stevenson. In September of 1884, Robert Louis Stevenson, then in his mid-thirties, moved with his family to Bournemouth, a resort on the southern coast of England, where in the brief span of 23 months he revised A Child's Garden of Verses and wrote the novels Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. An intriguing combination of fantast thriller and moral allegory. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde depicts the gripping struggle of two opposing personalities — one essentially good, the other evil — for the soul of one man. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde tingling suspense and intelligent and sensitive portrayal of man's dual nature reveals Stevenson as a writer of great skill and originality, whose power to terrify and move us remains, over a century later, undiminished. Introduction and Notes by Dr Tim Middleton, Head of English Studies, University of Ripon and York In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Jekyll discovers a monster. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde first published to critical acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying study of the duality of man's nature. Also included in this volume is Stevenson's 1887 collection of short stories, The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables. The Merry Men is a gripping Highland tale of shipwrecks and madness; Markheim, the sinister study of the mind of a murderer; Thrawn Janet, a spine-chilling tale of demonic possession; Olalla a study of degeneration and incipient vampirism in the Spanish mountains; Will O'the Mill, a thought-provoking fable about a mountain inn-keeper; and The Treasure of Franchard, a study of French bourgeois life. The story explores this contrast of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll. A kind scientist by day, Jekyll discovers a way to transform into the form of Mr. Hyde by night. With a personality who carries all the hidden evil traits Jekyll disdains, Mr. Hyde becomes more difficult to control just as he perpetrates darker and more vicious deeds. Anticipating modern psychology, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a brilliant original study of man’s dual nature—as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde written by the author Robert Louis Stevenson is a great book highly recommended to read .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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