Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

ISBN-10: 0393974650

ISBN-13: 9780393974652

Edition: 2002

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This dark psychological fantasy is more than a moral tale. It is also a product of its time, drawing on contemporary theories of class, evolution and criminality and the secret lives behind Victorian propriety, to create a unique form of urban Gothic.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface
The Text of Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Backgrounds and Contexts
Composition and Production
[Summary of Composition and Early Reception]
Selected Letters
To Sidney Colvin, Late September/early October 1885
To his Wife, c. October 20, 1885
To Andrew Lang, Early December 1885
To Katharine de Mattos, January 1, 1886
To Will H. Low, January 2, 1886
To F. W. H. Myers, c. February 23, 1886
To J. R. Vernon, February 25, 1886
To Edward Purcell, February 27, 1886
To F. W. H. Myers, March 1, 1886
To John Addington Symonds, Early March 1886
To Thomas Russell Sullivan, c. January 27, 1887
To John Paul Bocock, c. Mid-November 1887
The Dream Origin of the Tale
Reception
Mr. Stevenson's Originality of Treatment
A Mere Bit of Catch-Penny Sensationalism
The Place of Honour
Not Merely Strange, but Impossible
His Very Original Genius
Letter to Robert Louis Stevenson, March 3, 1886
The Individualizing Influence of Modern Democracy
Letter to Robert Bridges, October 28, 1886
The Art of the Presentation
The Rev Dr. Nicholson on "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
"Markheim" and the Victorian Market for Sensation Fiction
"Markheim"
How I Came to Be Such a Student of Our Penny Press
Literary Contexts: Doubles, Devils, and Monsters
The Modern Double
Stevenson's Scottish Devil Tales
An Introduction to Gothic Monstrosity
Scientific Contexts: Conception of the Divided Self
Post-Darwinist Theories of the Ape Within
Multiplex Personality
Abject Slaves to the Narcotic
This Aberrant Inclination in Myself
Sociohistorical Contexts: Political Disunity and Moral Conformity
London in the 1880s
Hypocrisy
Performance Adaptations
The Stage Premiere of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Themes and Variations
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Paramount, 1931)
A Checklist of Major Performance Adaptations
Criticism
The Real Stab of the Story
A Phenomenon of Style
Instabilities of Meaning, Morality, and Narration
An Unconscious Allegory about the Masses and Mass Literacy
Sex, Secrecy and Self-Alienation in Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography
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