Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

ISBN-10: 055321277X

ISBN-13: 9780553212778

Edition: 1981

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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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Book details

List price: $5.95
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/1/1982
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 4.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132
Language: English

Jerome Charyn was born in the Bronx, New York, in 1937. An author who primarily writes detective stories, Charyn's novels contain a wide array of characters ranging form a gorgeous, headstrong double agent to a greedy, corrupt lawyer. Charyn chronicles the life of Isaac Sidel El Caballo, the Mayor of New York City, in over half a dozen books, including El Bronx, Little Angel Street, Marilyn the Wild, and The Good Policeman. Among his latest novels is The Secret Life of emily Dickinson. The story is told from her point of view and incorporates both historical and fictional characters to tell what she may have been like. His next work was entitled Under the Eye of God. Widely translated, Charyn's novels have broad readership in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece and Japan, as well as the United States. Charyn lives in Paris where he teaches cinema at the American University of Paris.

"The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," an Introduction
Story of the Door
Search for Mr. Hyde
Dr. Jekyll Was Quite at Ease
The Carew Murder Case
Incident of the Letter
Remarkable Incident of Dr. Lanyon
Incident at the Window
The Last Night
Dr. Lanyon's Narrative
Henry Jekyll's Full Statement of the Case
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