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    DescriptionRobert Louis Stevenson originally wrote "Dr. Jekyll And Mr Hyde" as a "chilling shocker." He then burned the draft and, upon his wife's advice, rewrote it as the darkly complex tale it is today. Stark, skillfully woven, this fascinating novel explores the curious turnings of human character through the strange case of Dr. Jekyll, a kindly scientist who by night takes on his stunted evil self, Mr. Hyde. Anticipating modern psychology, "Jekyll And Hyde" is a brilliantly original study of man's dual nature -- as well as an immortal tale of suspense and terror. Published in 1866, "Jekyll And Hyde" was an instant success and brought Stevenson his first taste of fame. Though sometimes dismissed as a mere mystery story, the book has evoked much literary admirations. Vladimir Nabokov likened it to "Madame Bovary" and "Dead Souls" as "a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction."


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    Title
    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Louis Stevenson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 59 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780486266886
    ISBN 10: 0486266885
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
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    DC20: 823.8
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
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    DC22: FIC
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    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
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    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC22: 823/.8
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
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    LC classification: PR5485.A1, PR5485 .A1 1991
    BISAC V2.8: FIC015000
    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.2.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: FBC, FK
    Edition statement
    Reprinted edition
    Publisher
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    01 May 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Back cover copy
    Stevenson's preoccupation with 'that strong sense of man's double being' comes to the fore in the other stories included in this gripping selection. 'The Body Snatcher' and 'Markheim' both have protagonists for whom there is no clear borderline between decency and wickedness, innocence and guilt. Other kinds of dualism ruin through tales written in the Scots dialect.