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    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Roger Luckhurst

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    Description'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.


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    Title
    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Other Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson, Edited by Roger Luckhurst
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 207 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780192805973
    ISBN 10: 0192805975
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    DC22: 823.8
    B&T General Subject: 500
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000, FIC019000, FIC009000
    LC classification: PR5482 .L83 2006
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FK
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Roger Luckhurst is Senior Lecturer in English at Birbeck College, University of London.
    Review quote
    The best edition of Stevenson's supernatural fiction so far. The texts are very well edited, the notes are significant and unobtrusive for the average reader, and the appendices provide the perfect complementation for Stevenson's narratives of the uncanny. Roger Luckhurst's introduction is fascinating. A must. Dr. Antonio Ballesteros-Gonzalez, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
    Table of contents
    Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde; The Body Snatcher; Markheim; Olalla; A Gossip on Romance; A Chapter on Dreams; Appendix A: Henry Maudsley, 'The Disintegrations of the "Ego"'; Appendix B: Frederic Myers, 'The Multiplex Personality'; Appendix C: W. T. Stead, 'Has Man Two Minds or One?'