The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, second edition

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, second edition

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First published in 1886 as a qshilling shocker, q Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde takes the basic struggle between good and evil and adds to the mix bourgeois respectability, urban violence, and class conflict. The result is a tale that has taken on the force of myth in the popular imagination. This Broadview edition provides a fascinating selection of contextual material, including contemporary reviews of the novel, Stevenson's essay qA Chapter on Dreams, q and excerpts from the 1887 stage version of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Also included are historical documents on criminality and degeneracy, the qJack the Ripperq murders, and London in the 1880s. New to this second edition are an updated critical introduction and, in the appendices, writings on Victorian psychology by Thomas Carlyle, Richard Krafft-Ebing, and Henry Maudsley, among others.New to this second edition are an updated critical introduction and, in the appendices, writings on Victorian psychology by Thomas Carlyle, Richard Krafft-Ebing, and Henry Maudsley, among others.


Title:The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, second edition
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher:Broadview Press - 2005-07-12
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