Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones : Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

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Robert 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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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 134 x 193 x 8mm | 76g
  • Random House US Audio
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • colour illustrations
  • 0394863658
  • 9780394863658
  • 230,809

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Bubbling potions can be bad for your health! Just ask Dr. Jekyll. By day, he's a kind doctor. But by night, he's the merciless kill Mr. Hyde. And all because of a magic formula. Will anybody find out the horrible secret of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde?
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Back cover copy

Dr. Henry Jekyll is a kind and respected person. He is one of the best doctors in all of London. But he is a curious man. And it is that curiosity that compels him to drink a powerful potion he has concocted, which turns him into a merciless killer named Mr. Edward Hyde. Dr. Jekyll now has two personalities: by day he's a friendly doctor, but at night he becomes a horrible murderer. Now the entire town must beware the dangerous presence of...

Adapted from the classic tale of horror and suspense, this book is easy to read!
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About Robert Louis Stevenson

Nicholas Rance is Senior Lecturer in English at Middlesex Polytechnic and author of The Historical Novel and Popular Politics in Nineteenth-Century England and Wilkie Collins and Other Sensation Novelists: Walking the Moral Hospital.
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48 ratings
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4 38% (18)
3 23% (11)
2 6% (3)
1 4% (2)
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