Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

By Robert Louis Stevenson; Joyce Carol Oates (Introduction by)

Vintage, Paperback, 9780679734765, 112pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 1991


Robert Louis Stevenson's thrilling tale of the mild-mannered Dr. Jekyll and his evil double, Mr. Hyde, is one of the most famous horror stories in English literature. It is also a profound and fascinating fable of the divided self that continues to seize readers imaginations. This story of a misguided genius who brings his "doppelganger" to life brilliantly dramatizes inner conflict and the capacity for violence and evil in every soul. An instant sensation on its first publication in 1886, Stevenson's spine-chilling novella has given rise to countless adaptations on stage and screen over the past century, but none can match the power and dark complexity of the original.

About the Author
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON (1850 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer who spent the last part of his life in the Samoan islands. His best-known books include "Treasure Island, Kidnapped, The Master of Ballantrae," and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.""