The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson (Author)

Series Signature Gilded Editions

Price$20.00

Pub Date 10/1/2024

ISBN 9781454957287

Format Hardcover

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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

by Robert Louis Stevenson
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What a study in contrasts is the friendship between Henry Jekyll and his boon companion, Edward Hyde. Where Jekyll is a handsome and respected man of science, Hyde is a surly and brutish misanthrope. Nevertheless, Jekyll allows Hyde free access to his home and laboratory and, surprisingly, madehim the sole beneficiary of his will. Given the closeness of their bond, it seems peculiar that no one has ever seen the two men together in public. And yet they share a remarkable chemistry. . . .
 
First published in 1886, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale of the duality of human nature and his iconic presentation of what would come to be referred to as the "split personality." Born in 1850 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Stevenson crafted this novella during the Victorian era, a period marked by strict social mores and a fascination with the dual nature of man. The story delves into the duality of human nature, portraying Dr. Henry Jekyll's harrowing struggle with his darker self, Mr. Edward Hyde, through a transformative potion that he creates. Considered a pioneering work in the psychological horror genre, it explores themes of identity, human evil, and the societal pressures that influence personal choices. Historically, it reflects the Victorian anxiety about the public and private spheres and the fears of degeneration prevalent in the late nineteenth century. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde challenges the notion of inherent goodness and questions the possibility of fully understanding one's own multiplicity and capacity for evil. Its enduring appeal lies in its profound philosophical questions about the essential conflict within human nature.
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850–1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Vladimir Nabokov.

Title Details

Pages 264 pages

Trim 4.75 x 7 x 0 Inches

Territories World

Category Classics

Carton Quantity 40