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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classicsseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics New The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classicsseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolateand eliminatehuman evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky s The Double and Crime and Punishment. Today Stevenson s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. This collection also includes some of the author s grimmest short fiction: Lodging for the Night, The Suicide Club, Thrawn Janet, The Body Snatcher, and Markheim. Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her novel Heredity appeared from Soft Skull Press in 2003."


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The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classicsseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics New The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, by Robert Louis Stevenson, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classicsseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influencesbiographical, historical, and literaryto enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.Idealistic young scientist Henry Jekyll struggles to unlock the secrets of the soul. Testing chemicals in his lab, he drinks a mixture he hopes will isolateand eliminatehuman evil. Instead it unleashes the dark forces within him, transforming him into the hideous and murderous Mr. Hyde. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde dramatically brings to life a science-fiction case study of the nature of good and evil and the duality that can exist within one person. Resonant with psychological perception and ethical insight, the book has literary roots in Dostoevsky s The Double and Crime and Punishment. Today Stevenson s novella is recognized as an incisive study of Victorian morality and sexual repression, as well as a great thriller. This collection also includes some of the author s grimmest short fiction: Lodging for the Night, The Suicide Club, Thrawn Janet, The Body Snatcher, and Markheim. Jenny Davidson is Assistant Professor of eighteenth-century literature and culture in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. Her novel Heredity appeared from Soft Skull Press in 2003."

30 review for The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Selected Short Fiction

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jay Wright

    This a long short story or a novella with three more short stories tacked on for your reading pleasure.The story is of course symbolism for the war that occurs in every person. All persons have good and evil in them, but normally the evil one is somewhat subdues. This story is one where the evil is released. I liked the short story about the imp, also.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Pete

    Read the Intro by Jenny Davidson and Jekyll and Hyde. Did not read the other short stories. Will save those for another day.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Bekah

    It's been a very long time since I've read Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" so when I walked past it at the library I decided to go ahead and read it again ❤ I went through a phase in my early adulthood when I fell in love with The gothic romantic era-Dracula, Frankenstein, The Italian-etc and this book is no exception. The book is definitely different than any of the movies, TV shows, or even cartoons you've seems BUT I enjoy the book for a couple of reasons: I love the It's been a very long time since I've read Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" so when I walked past it at the library I decided to go ahead and read it again ❤️ I went through a phase in my early adulthood when I fell in love with The gothic romantic era-Dracula, Frankenstein, The Italian-etc and this book is no exception. The book is definitely different than any of the movies, TV shows, or even cartoons you've seems BUT I enjoy the book for a couple of reasons: I love the mystery and the eeriness of how the book is written as well as the narration. I love how the story ends with Dr Jekyll's own account. I also love (like many books of that era) how Stevenson uses history and old literature references throughout his story. A very well accomplished author.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mark Malone

    I rate this book 2 of 5 -- FAIR. It was just way too difficult to read and understand the text, given the many unfamiliar British English words and the Scottish dialect of English used in the story Thrawn Janet. The plots were OK, but the endings were unsatisfying. Perhaps because the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was already so well known to me, when I finally read the actual story it was a bit underwhelming, or anti-climatic, or disappointing. Had this book not been the last of my 20 for this I rate this book 2 of 5 -- FAIR. It was just way too difficult to read and understand the text, given the many unfamiliar British English words and the Scottish dialect of English used in the story Thrawn Janet. The plots were OK, but the endings were unsatisfying. Perhaps because the story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was already so well known to me, when I finally read the actual story it was a bit underwhelming, or anti-climatic, or disappointing. Had this book not been the last of my 20 for this year's reading challenge, I would have been sorely tempted to abandon it before finishing it. Doggedly, I did not, and I can proudly say I met my reading challenge for the year 2015.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kyle Sortore

    I did read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while already knowing the major aspects of the story. However, it was still rewarding to get the facts of this famous story first hand. I would like to turn my attention to one of the other stories in this collection. "The Suicide Club" was my favorite tale selected for this book. The story was quit an adventure with royalty, disguise, crime, secrets, and discovery. All of these stories were similar in the fact that a dark criminal was pivotal to the plots. I did read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde while already knowing the major aspects of the story. However, it was still rewarding to get the facts of this famous story first hand. I would like to turn my attention to one of the other stories in this collection. "The Suicide Club" was my favorite tale selected for this book. The story was quit an adventure with royalty, disguise, crime, secrets, and discovery. All of these stories were similar in the fact that a dark criminal was pivotal to the plots. This makes for an exciting read with each story.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Hollie

    Loved this, I only read Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde which was the reason I bought the book. I will eventually read the other short stories as well. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was an amazing story, I liked how fast paced it was. It had greatly though-out characters for a such a short story and the plot had a very interesting and definitive message. Bravo to Stevenson!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Victoria

    For the most part i liked most of the stories. I felt like thrawn janet and markheim were the hardest to get through as thrawn janet was written with such a heavy accent that it made it difficult to get through.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Jayson

    All the short stories are great.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Amber

  10. 5 out of 5

    Todd Sykes

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

  12. 4 out of 5

    jennet wheatstonelllsl Proc

  13. 4 out of 5

    Roger

  14. 5 out of 5

    Omar

  15. 4 out of 5

    Gabe Welp

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jared

  17. 4 out of 5

    Chris

  18. 5 out of 5

    Adam

  19. 5 out of 5

    John

  20. 4 out of 5

    Dottie

  21. 4 out of 5

    Andy

  22. 5 out of 5

    Bomani Story

  23. 5 out of 5

    Meg

  24. 5 out of 5

    Hanna

  25. 5 out of 5

    Michael Morales

  26. 5 out of 5

    Farrah

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jerry Teipen

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nathan Gras

  29. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Wilde

  30. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

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