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Book Title: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories|
Date of issue: 1982
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The author of the book: Robert Louis Stevenson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 494 KB
Edition: Penguin Books
Read full description of the books Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and other stories:Stevenson’s chilling tale of the respectable Dr Jekyll and his infernal alter ego, Mr Hyde, was first published in 1886 and became an immediate popular success. The story gives intense and disturbing expression to Stevenson’s lifelong fascination with evil, and it is a measure of his achievement that he successfully demonstrates the seductiveness as well as the horror of an existence freed of all moral restraint.
Two later stories The Beach of Falesá and The Ebb Tide, both set in the South Seas, explore the same moral terrain as Jekyll and Hyde. Both, however, reveal an increasingly sophisticated apprehension and representation of human behaviour. The Beach of Falesá is printed here in its unexpurgated form.
Read information about the authorRobert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a leading representative of English literature. He was greatly admired by many authors, including Jorge Luis Borges, Ernest Hemingway, Rudyard Kipling and Vladimir Nabokov.
Most modernist writers dismissed him, however, because he was popular and did not write within their narrow definition of literature. It is only recently that critics have begun to look beyond Stevenson's popularity and allow him a place in the Western canon.
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